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Fedex Outlines A380F Expansion Strategy  
User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10108 posts, RR: 97
Posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4920 times:
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Article in this week's FI.

FEDEX's David Sutton - MD aircraft aquisitions + sales says:-

Would love to have the A380-900F now.
Expects it to be available c 2014.

-900 would have less range than -800 with 150t, but "ideal" for Regional + US routes.

FEDEX eyeing up Pax conversion -800's to bolster additional new-builds.
Says -800 pax conversions will come as airlines "trade-up" to A380-900 passenger versions + trade on their -800's c 2020 (wonder if he's been talking to Emirates?..)

Says -800 pax conversions would be less capable than new-builds due to lower operating weights, but still useful.

He sees a fleet of 200+ (that's what he said...) A380F's in the marketplace in the next 20 years

Just as reported in Flight International.
Hope it's of interest.....

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User currently offlineAstuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 10108 posts, RR: 97
Reply 1, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4532 times:
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Quoting Astuteman (Thread starter):
Hope it's of interest.....

I guess not........


User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 2, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4498 times:

Quoting Astuteman (Thread starter):
He sees a fleet of 200+ (that's what he said...) A380F's in the marketplace in the next 20 years

Makes sense to me. That number feels a tad high, but he knows his business, I would assume.

As for the number of pax versions, that's another matter.



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User currently offlineA342 From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 4689 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4492 times:

Quoting Astuteman (Reply 1):
Hope it's of interest.....

I guess not........

Oh yes it is.

Quoting Astuteman (Thread starter):
-900 would have less range than -800 with 150t, but "ideal" for Regional + US routes.

Airbus could produce the A380-900RF which would most likely be the heaviest A380, but at this engine power, if availble, noise level might surpass QC2.
It would have about the same range as the A380-800F, but a payload of at least 170 tons.



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User currently offlineGlareskin From Netherlands, joined Jun 2005, 1307 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4305 times:

Quoting A342 (Reply 3):
Airbus could produce the A380-900RF which would most likely be the heaviest A380, but at this engine power, if availble, noise level might surpass QC2.

The -800 version was quiter than expected. If RR would come along with a more powerful engine it's not likely the noise levels will exceed the norm.



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User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 4187 times:

I think the package freight market is one area in which the A380 will shine. The A380 will offer FedEx a big leap in efficiency. There was an article before on aviationnow.com that is no longer available which illustrated the benefits of having A380. I was impressed.

It is no surprise to hear FedEx remains enthusiastic considering how much they have to gain.


User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4033 times:

Quoting Astuteman (Thread starter):
He sees a fleet of 200+ (that's what he said...) A380F's in the marketplace in the next 20 years

I haven't read the original, so I dont know what he actually said -- does this mean he sees a total of 200+ planes in service in the next 20 years, or...? That's quite a lot of planes.


User currently offlineYULWinterSkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2182 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4010 times:

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
As for the number of pax versions, that's another matter

We are talking about 20 years here, how many pax orders today already? Absolutely likely, except that I would't say 200 but much more...

I expect both 380 pax and 380F to be successful, in a 20 years term...



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User currently offlineNASOCEANA From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

FedEx is beating all cargo carriers to the punch as they are sightly showing their long-term goals and probably shoring up commerical A380's for conversion as other airlines upgrade and to better version they will have an agreement to sell the older ones to FedEx. IMO its brilliant!

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