DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 999 times:
Little or no demand for bulk cargo carriers. Planes like the An-124 or A300-600ST are very specialized and do specialized jobs pretty well. Plus ocean shipping may well be better for bulk cargo ops intercontinentally. Plus the 747 is familiar... cheaper, readily available. And does FedEx need to life 200,000 lbs of bulk cargo from unprepared dirt strips in the middle of nowhere?
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