by BA Staff
Global express shipping giant FedEx Express, has taken delivery of its first 767-300 Freighter. The 767-300F will replace the carrier’s ageing DC-10 freighters.
The 767 Freighter is based on the popular 767-300ER (extended range) passenger airplane and is able to carry approximately 52 metric tons of revenue cargo with intercontinental range. The aircraft will give FedEx the flexibility to fly longer but less dense routes, as well as shorter and extremely dense routes.
James R. Parker, executive vice president of Air Operations, FedEx Express said
The 767 is approximately 30 percent more fuel efficient and has unit operating costs that are more than 20 percent lower than the aircraft they will replace.
FedEx Express will also be able to share parts, tooling and flight simulators between the 767 and the more than 70 757 freighters already in its fleet.
FedEx already operates the venerable MD-11F and 777F from Boeing as well as A300 from Airbus as its mainstay jet freighters.