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Will Fedex Go For The A 380F?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2021 times:

From what I have, there are rumours about Fedex going for 10 A 380F. What do you guys think? Do you guys think it is something true?

I highly doubt it as the B 747X Stretch is better for Cargo Transportation. I am not saying that because I am a Boeing fan but I just don't think Fedex is going to buy this product.

What do you guys think?

 

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User currently offlineN628AU From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

There is already a thread on this topic.

User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10655 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

According to the Wall Street Journal this will happen: Fedex is going to order up to 10 A380Fs.

User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1941 times:


United Airline, would you mind elaborating exactly how 747X is "better for Cargo Transportation"? One way or another, we'll apparently soon get FedEx's expert opinion in the matter.

If you continue posting the way you do, don't be too surprised if you one day find your account removed.


User currently offlineN628AU From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1932 times:

While not defending the lack of facts presented to back up his/her opinion, you haven't either. I don't see "Administrator" in your profile.

User currently offlineVH-EBV From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

>>If you continue posting the way you do, don't be too surprised if you one day find your account removed.

Joni, please elaborate.....


User currently offlineFleet Service From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 622 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

Federal is quite happy with their fleet of A300's, MD10's +11's and fast disappearing 727's.The MD11 is regarded as a very cost efficent long range freighter.Remember, Fed Ex got rid of the 747's they got when they purchased Flying Tigers.


Yes, I actually *do* work for an airline,how about you?
User currently offlineJoni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1916 times:


Which facts are you referring to? I made no claim of any plane being better than another in any role, unlike the original poster. In fact all I inferred was that Fedex, being a cargo carrier, would likely know what a good cargo plane ought to look like.

If you mean the warning of account deletion, it was based merely on observing accounts get deleted for somewhat similar behaviour in the past.


User currently offlineTK From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1887 times:

I was also perplexed when I saw the responses to Joni's post. Joni hasn't made any claims or assertions which require backing up by facts. He was simply questioning the assuption made by United Airline that the 747X stretch is better for cargo.  

However, the fact is that the upward hinging door of the 747 is a clear advantage for cargo carriers.



User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 7993 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 21 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

I'm not surprised that FedEx will buy the A380F.

The reason is simple: their primary service of delivering packages up to circa 70 kg. in weight demands a plane with LOTS of interior cargo space. And what FedEx will need to order is a loader that can lift pallets all the way up to the second deck level of the A380F.

Do not be surprised that the FedEx A380F become regular visitors to OAK, where FedEx has a MAJOR cargo base.


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