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FedEx A300s: How Many New Versus Used?  
User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4080 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2184 times:

I was looking at a good picture here on airliners.net of FedEx A300 N719FD, getting ready to turn onto the active runway at MHT. The plane has covered-up windows, and a search through the database shows that it belonged to Korean Air in its former life.

I was wondering, of all the FedEx A300s, how many of them are newly-built and delivered by Airbus (i.e. without those covered-up windows) versus those that have been repurposed passenger carriers?

Thanks,

Chris in NH

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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12398 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2112 times:

All but one* of the GE powered aircraft are new (i.e. direct from Airbus); there are about 36 of those (+ a few more to come). The PW aircraft - about 16 - come from a variety of sources, including Egyptair and Korean Air.

(*The odd one out is formerly B2320).

All of the A310s are secondhand.


User currently offlineIvo From Belgium, joined Sep 2000, 470 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1888 times:

They have another 6 A300F on order for delivery early 2007.
c/n 873 till 878, reg nr N687FE till N692FE.

Another 6 secondhand A300 are coming, but del date is unknown.
c/n611 ex Qatar A7-AFC, ex Garuda PK-GAK
c/n613 ex " A7-AFD, ex " PK-GAL
c/n664 ex " A7-ABN, ex " PK-GAR
c/n668 ex " A7-ABO, ex " PK-GAS
c/n688 ex " A7-ABW, ex China Northern B-2311
c/n690 ex " A7-ABV, ex China Northern B-2312

All registration numbers ending with FE are new build.
All registration numbers ending with FD are secondhand.

Best regards,
Ivo


User currently offlineMemphis From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1840 times:

Quoting Ivo (Reply 2):
All registration numbers ending with FE are new build.
All registration numbers ending with FD are secondhand.

I find this hard to believe. Where did you get this info? Is this for the fx airbus fleet only? The majority of the fx fleet, all a/c types, have the FE suffix. Only a few 300s and 310s have the FD suffix.



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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4295 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Quoting Memphis (Reply 3):
All registration numbers ending with FE are new build.
All registration numbers ending with FD are secondhand.

I find this hard to believe

Indeed, most earlier second hand A-310s were also FE ending.
Only the recently bought second hand A-300s and 310s get FD while the new ones are FE.



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User currently onlineScorpio From Belgium, joined Oct 2001, 5006 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

Quoting Memphis (Reply 3):
I find this hard to believe. Where did you get this info? Is this for the fx airbus fleet only?

He's only talking about the A300 fleet. And for that, it IS true.


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