Fleet Service From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 623 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2048 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?
Joni From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2047 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.
TK From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2018 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.
RayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8041 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (13 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1986 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.