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Ambitious FedEx Fleet Modernization Strategy

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Dana Ermolenko
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As part of its ongoing fleet modernization strategy, FedEx Express has introduced a new Boeing 767F cargo jet into its European fleet. The newly introduced aircraft operates five times a week and connects FedEx hubs in Dublin, London Stansted, and Paris-Charles de Gaulle, one of the major FedEx hubs in Europe alongside Cologne and Liège. The new aircraft brings superior environmental and capacity performance to the FedEx fleet at a time when the company is investing in its European air and road networks.

The new Boeing 767F can carry up to 91,000 pounds of cargo, which represents a gain in capacity of approximately 16% for the Dublin-Paris Charles de Gaulle route, compared to the aircraft it replaces. The new freighter is also 9% percent more fuel-efficient than its predecessor which, combined with the higher capacity, reduces emissions per pound by 21%.

“The introduction of the new Boeing 767F at Paris-Charles de Gaulle is another exciting milestone in our ongoing fleet modernization program, which is bringing into service cleaner,quieter and more efficient aircraft to serve our customers across Europe”, said Jean Muls, vice president Air Hub Operations Europe.

“At our CDG hub we are absolutely committed to providing exceptional service tocustomers whilst minimizing the impact of our operations on the local area,” stated Julien Ducoup, managing director, Paris-Charles de Gaulle Hub Operations. Ducoup added, “This new aircraft, in addition to the ten Boeing 777F aircraft we already operate, will provide excellent service reliability.”

Preparations for the arrival of the new Boeing 767F started a number of months ago. Thousands of hours of comprehensive training have been undertaken by team members, including air operations, ramp agents and technicians.



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