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FedEx And The A380  
User currently offlineUSAF757300 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5770 times:

I was just wondering when will FedEx be getting their first 380? How many will they be receiving, and where do you think they will fly to? Can Memphis even handle the A380?


Thanks


USAF757300

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User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5597 times:

I believe the projected date is 2008 and yes MEM can handle it.

User currently offlinePADSpot From Germany, joined Jan 2005, 1676 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5552 times:

I guess FedEx puts their A380s on the trunks of their network, i.e. connect the US (MEM) with Europe (CDG?), the US with Asia (NRT?), the US with Latin Amerca (GRU?) and maybe Europe with Asia (SIN?)

Airports might differ, but what sense would it make to do otherwise ?

Jan


User currently offlineAntiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5420 times:

Quoting USAF757300 (Thread starter):
How many will they be receiving

FedEx will get 10 A388Fs.



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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4547 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5412 times:

I know they will be serving IND. I believe IND is their international hub.


Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineRaginMav From United States of America, joined May 2004, 376 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5245 times:

On my flight tracker I've seen as many as three MD-11s arriving in MEM from CDG within a couple hours of each other. I would think that route is pretty likely to be an A380 route.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5219 times:

Any other Cargo operators interested in the A380.
UPS,DHL.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineVS74741R From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 272 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5183 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Any other Cargo operators interested in the A380.

UPS have also ordered 10 A388Fs.



Obviously a Virgin Atlantic fan!!!
User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6761 posts, RR: 17
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5178 times:

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 2):
I guess FedEx puts their A380s on the trunks of their network, i.e. connect the US (MEM) with Europe (CDG?), the US with Asia (NRT?), the US with Latin Amerca (GRU?) and maybe Europe with Asia (SIN?)

Isn't FedEx prepping GSO to handle the 380 also? I know they are building a new runway... is it going to be a 380 gateway also?



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User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5136 times:

I don't see GSO getting any A380F's from FedEx or anyone else, just not big enough, it's wishful thinking, but IND very well could.

Perhaps the MEM-CDG route will get an A380F as metioned, but otherwise, I'd look at MEM-ANC-PEK, HKG, etc.

However, for the MEM-CDG, there may be multiple flights because of the times that incoming flights to MEM come in from other destinations, and various time commitments from certain cities to the CDG area. So maybe an A380F wouldn't be best for them, but who knows.

Then SDF-ANC-PEK, HKG, etc. for UPS.

PEK & HKG are just examples of Asian gateway cities FedEx & UPS might fly A380F's too.



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User currently offlineFbm3rd From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5034 times:

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 8):
sn't FedEx prepping GSO to handle the 380 also? I know they are building a new runway... is it going to be a 380 gateway also?

i agree...fedex is putting a lot into not only GSO but the triad area. there are a lot of companies thinking about NC b/c (not sure if the Dell CPU Co. move had any thing to do with fedex or not). they well through hell trying to get that hub, why not use it w/ a A380? (not a statement but a question?) i would love to make the short drive to see if every now and then.


User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8002 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4970 times:

I think there's a good chance that FedEx may base 2-3 A388F's at OAK by 2010. The reason is simple: OAK is a major FedEx operating base (complete with full US Customs facilities), and from OAK FedEx could fly the A388F directly to PEK and PVG non-stop on almost a full cargo load.

User currently offlineAvek00 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 4368 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4947 times:

Expect to see the FX 380s at LAX too.


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User currently offlineAa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4933 times:

Expect FX to ber using their 380s around the world. MEM-CDG-NRT-ANC-LAX etc.

I thought 5X already places an order for the 388F?

Regards.


User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4901 times:

Quoting Aviationwiz (Reply 9):
I don't see GSO getting any A380F's from FedEx or anyone else, just not big enough, it's wishful thinking, but IND very well could.

Gonna eat your words soon, guys? GSO IS, yes, IS getting A380's from FedEx. Why do you think they're so bussy improving they're runways and taxiways????


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7516 posts, RR: 23
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4859 times:

Quoting USAF757300 (Thread starter):
I was just wondering when will FedEx be getting their first 380? How many will they be receiving, and where do you think they will fly to? Can Memphis even handle the A380?

See reply 21 from this archived thread.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/1901641



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User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days ago) and read 4672 times:

Quoting Indy (Reply 4):
I believe IND is their international hub.

There are more int'l flights leaving MEM daily than IND.


User currently offlinePac From Germany, joined Oct 1999, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

Fedex ordered a total of 10 with 10 more options ,first three will be due in 08,the next 3 in 09,another 3 in 10 n the last one ll be delivered in 2011 !
the first one ll be used on APAC routes ,later on MEM/IND-CDG/STN
Routes (if STN ll be able to handle A380's)as far as I know A380 also
should go on CDG-SFS/HKG routes and Back....and hopefully back via FRA !!!


User currently offlineAhdharia From United States of America, joined May 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3872 times:
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Actually we are doing some work on designing a facility for the A380's for FedEx in Memphis. Im not sure the actualy runway/takiway layouts, if they can handle the A380.

User currently offlineAeroVodochody From Czech Republic, joined Feb 2005, 540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2740 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Any other Cargo operators interested in the A380.
UPS,DHL.

UPS already ordered them, don't know about DHL, but it would be great to see a giant bright yellow A380 Big grin



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User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4547 posts, RR: 18
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2465 times:

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 16):
There are more int'l flights leaving MEM daily than IND.

The info about IND being the international hub comes from a fedex employee.



Indy = Indianapolis and not Independence Air
User currently offlineAviationwiz From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 962 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

Quoting Indy (Reply 20):
The info about IND being the international hub comes from a fedex employee.

That doesn't mean anything, 90% of FedEx employees in my expirience of talking with them are idiots. MEM is FedEx's main hub for air operations, and sees the most flights. I believe IND is second, but I'm not sure on that, so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

MEM is the most likely to see FedEx A380F's, followed by ANC because of the huge MEM-ANC-Asia market.



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User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

Quoting Aviationwiz (Reply 21):
That doesn't mean anything, 90% of FedEx employees in my expirience of talking with them are idiots. MEM is FedEx's main hub for air operations, and sees the most flights. I believe IND is second, but I'm not sure on that, so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

MEM is the most likely to see FedEx A380F's, followed by ANC because of the huge MEM-ANC-Asia market.

Aviationwiz is probably the most correct here. However, before saying that most FEDEX employess are idiots I would remember that there are tons of rumors floating around all the time from new plane types to new domiciles to new routes. It seems the pilots hear one thing the mechanics another and the admin staff another yet. (eg. Do you know how many times the B-737 was a "done deal?") Sometimes I think the limo driver in a certain city knows more than anybody. As we say, until it's purple and red, sitting on the ramp and I've got a class date, it's a rumor.


User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4942 posts, RR: 12
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2023 times:

How about ONT? They may not necessarily see FX A380s, but probably 5X A380s, because ONT is UPS's Southwestern hub, and sees several 747 flights per week to China and Europe...

Maybe the China routes could be flown with an A380. ONT certainly is big enough to handle it, and there's not exactly a problem of congestion there...

san747



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User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1964 times:

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 22):
As we say, until it's purple and red, sitting on the ramp and I've got a class date, it's a rumor.

What about that old UA freighter in old UA basic colors?  Silly
My dad has told me that expression, or a version of it. Any word on the A380 FX domiciles yet?


25 Meister808 : Interestingly enough, I was talking to the FedEx Vice President for Global Network Planning yesterday. From that: They have orders for 10 A380F, and e
26 Post contains images Indy : We must be speaking of the same person He is a nice guy but a bit dingy. lol
27 Aviationwiz : Quite probable that ONT will see some A380F's for UPS, on the flights going out to Asia at least, but no where near the number as at SDF or ANC I ima
28 Dispatcher : As a FedEx employee (idiot?) working in IND, I can assure you that FedEx does not have "an" international hub. Technically, any of our hubs with custo
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