Airbus Lover From Malaysia, joined Apr 2000, 3248 posts, RR: 10 Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1266 times:
which one has a larger fleet?!?!
and i've seen lots of articles and in discussions forums that FedEx and DHL are always (and love to) buy 2nd hand planes fm airlines...as i know..FEDEX is buying all the MD-11s fm Swissair and DHL is buying 727s fm NWA..!?!?!?!?!and more?!?! they like to buy 2nd handed planes didnt they?!?!?!?
Cle_tim From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1214 times:
There is nothing wrong with operating old aircraft. Planes like the DC-10, MD-11, and older Airbus models are fine for transporting packages. Delta is selling all their MD-11's to FedEx, Swissairs MD-11's I believe are going to FedEx, and the NW 727's are going to DHL. The cargo business is booming and the demand for larger aircraft is there. In one night at SDF, UPS operates as many as 4 747's, not to mention their little army of DC-8's, 757's, 767's, and the convertable 727.
Mriya225 From French Polynesia, joined Nov 2011, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1202 times:
FedEx definitely has the larger fleet. DHL is a grwoing forwarder (tying to make that leap into being a self contained shipping operation) but their fleet size isn't even on the same scale as FedEx or UPS - not even close.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4117 posts, RR: 37 Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1195 times:
About the second hand fleet... don't forget UPS, FedEx' and DHL's typical hub-operations are only suitable for flying 2 or 3 sectors a day. The disadvantages of an old jet (3 crew, figher fuelburn and overhaul) are smaller than the higher purchase or leasing costs of new aircraft. That's why cargo operators fly around with older stuff, or a mix of both (FedEx also bought new A306s and MD-11s, UPS fleet is for 65% first hand).
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