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Question About FedEx Mainline Fleet  
User currently offlineAviationAddict From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 619 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3312 times:
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I've been looking at the FedEx Express mainline fleet and I have a few questions about the equipment types currently in service with that company. Based on the pics here at A.net I've come to the conclusion that FedEx flies 5 different types with a total of 12 different variations of those five types. They are as follows:

1. Airbus A300
-A300B4-600
-A300B4-600R
-A300F4-600R
2. Airbus A310
-A310-200F
-A310-300F
3. Boeing 727
-727-200F Advanced
4. McDonnell Douglas DC-10/Boeing MD-10
-DC-10-10F
-DC-10-30CF
-DC-10-30F
-MD-10-10F
-MD-10-30F
5. McDonnell Douglas MD-11
-MD-11F

Is this accurate? My two primary points of interest are the A300s and the DC-10s/MD-10s. Does FedEx really fly both -600 and 600R variations of the A300? And does the company continue to use DC-10s or have they all been converted to MD-10s? Also, are there any other planes in service with FedEx mainline that I have failed to list here?

Thanks

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User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3248 times:

All the dc-10s should be converted to md-10,s now i cant answer for some that are in the fleet like ones still in ua livery, i dont know what their staus is
some of the ua, had been converted why these were not painted i dont dont know. I heard there were a lot of mx on that plane and was a goat.

The 300,s i do not know, i think they came in painted from somewhere,and i cant visually tell them apart,,



i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineMemphis From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3237 times:

A few 727-100s are still hanging around, loaded on last week!

Quoting JetJeanes (Reply 1):
now i cant answer for some that are in the fleet like ones still in ua livery, i dont know what their staus is
some of the ua, had been converted why these were not painted i dont dont know. I heard there were a lot of mx on that plane and was a goat.

I haven't seen those A/C in some time:
It was my understanding that those two A/C, N321FE and N323FE, if I remember correctly, were leased for a short term, and then returned, hence the reason why they were never painted up in FedEx livery. Once again, this is my understanding, and I could be way off.



nocturnal
User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3234 times:

I think FedEx sends us a 727-100 to us here @ BNA from time to time. I usually see either a -200 or a -100 parked down there next to the A300. Man I love seeing those oldies here though.


Nashville, Tennessee KBNA
User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3214 times:

N321FE and N323FE Yeah i heard one of them just about mx more than it flew..lol

How many 727s you think are left between whats in mem and indy or in the whole fleet



i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineKBFIspotter From United States of America, joined May 2005, 729 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

Quoting AviationAddict (Thread starter):
1. Airbus A300
-A300B4-600
-A300B4-600R
-A300F4-600R
2. Airbus A310
-A310-200F
-A310-300F
3. Boeing 727
-727-200F Advanced
4. McDonnell Douglas DC-10/Boeing MD-10
-DC-10-10F
-DC-10-30CF
-DC-10-30F
-MD-10-10F
-MD-10-30F
5. McDonnell Douglas MD-11
-MD-11F

You can also add the Cessna 208 Caravan and the ATR-42s and -72s. Both of these types are owned by FX and operated by feeders, IIRC.

Kris



Proud to be an A&P!!!
User currently offlineFXfan From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

MD11: 42
MD10: 41
DC10: 38
A300: 47
A310: 51
727-200: 94
727-100: 13

As well as the C208's and ATR's but i think they are owned by the feeders themselves.


User currently offlineJetJeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1431 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Ah yes the famous caravan perfect casino landing. Shortly after take off they developed some kind of problem over the Mississppi Delta. Well there is not much out there but a bunch of casinos. They managed to land safely and got out to put the a/c off the highway and got so far and an 18 wheeler hit I think the wing or some part of it.. I would hate to have been that truck driver calling into his office that he had just ran into a plane....lol


i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineAdriaticus From Mexico, joined May 2004, 1137 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3120 times:

Quoting FXfan (Reply 6):
A300: 47
A310: 51

In despite of the A380F cancellation, this still makes FedEx the largest Airbus widebody operator in the world...  Smile

[A nice note: I was once admitted to the cockpit, and photographed at the captain's seat, of N217FE, the last B722 ever built, delivered brand new to FX.]

__Ad.



A300/18/19/20/21 B721/2 B732/3/G/8 B741/2/4 B752 B762/3/4 B772/3 DC8/9/10 MD11 TU134/154 IL62/86 An24 SA340/2000 E45/90
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3103 times:

Where will FX get all the 757´s from?

It still a very popular civil a/c model and FX ordered 50-60 of them to phase out the 727F...

Micke//  santahat 



Airbus SAS - Love them both
User currently offlineFXfan From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

Sad to see the A380 canceled, i wanted to see one. I'm a big fan of the T7 though.

User currently offline3201 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

Don't forget they also have A310-200, A310-300, A300, and MD-11 each with both GE and PW power, and 727-200 both with original series engines and with the Valsan conversion (both outside engines replaced by JT8D-200 series, and is it also a 2-person glass flight deck?).

My understanding on the feeders is the aircraft are leased out to the operators for some trivial amount and are indeed owned (but not operated) by FedEx. If you do an FAA registry search, for example, on N707FX (a C208) it shows the owner as Federal Express Corporation, same for N727FX.


User currently offlineMemphis From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 17 hours ago) and read 2946 times:

Quoting Adriaticus (Reply 8):
[A nice note: I was once admitted to the cockpit, and photographed at the captain's seat, of N217FE, the last B722 ever built, delivered brand new to FX.]

I loaded that very airplane just Friday morning! I asked the FE if he knew the significance of the aircraft. Very cool to be around that A/C.



nocturnal
User currently offlineFXfan From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2758 times:

669 aircraft, including:
56 Airbus A300-600s
66 Airbus A310-200/300s
58 Boeing MD11s
6 Boeing MD10-30s
17 Boeing DC10-30s
46 Boeing MD10-10s
17 Boeing DC10-10s
10 Boeing 727-100s
94 Boeing 727-200s
11 ATR 72s
29 ATR 42s
10 Cessna 208As
243 Cessna 208Bs
9 Fokker F-27s


User currently offlineFDXMECH From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3251 posts, RR: 34
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

Quoting 3201 (Reply 11):
Valsan conversion (both outside engines replaced by JT8D-200 series, and is it also a 2-person glass flight deck?).

The Valsan 727's have the standard 3 person cockpit.



You're only as good as your last departure.
User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2617 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 9):
Where will FX get all the 757´s from?

I thought I read these will be from "all over" as the majors start retiring dozens them from there fleets. UA, A^A, CO, NW, etc.



Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7263 posts, RR: 85
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2584 times:
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Quoting FXfan (Reply 6):
As well as the C208's and ATR's but i think they are owned by the feeders themselves.

Correct, we own them, Barron Aviation flies them.

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 9):
Where will FX get all the 757´s from?

There are about 40+/- frames that could be purchased outright now, we can get a few more from domestic carriers as they replace their fleet types.

Quoting AviationAddict (Thread starter):
continue to use DC-10s

Yes sir, we still fly DC10 in addition to MD10.  airplane 


User currently onlineHPRamper From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4056 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 9):
Where will FX get all the 757´s from?

It still a very popular civil a/c model and FX ordered 50-60 of them to phase out the 727F...

Come on Boeing, reopen the line!  bigthumbsup 


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