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FedEx Takes Delivery Of 777F  
User currently offlineSM92 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 131 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 22 hours ago) and read 7649 times:

http://memphis.bizjournals.com/memphis/stories/2009/09/21/daily14.html

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...dex-takes-first-777-freighter.html

FedEx finally has taken delivery of its first 777F.

[Edited 2009-09-22 23:24:44]

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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 22 hours ago) and read 7609 times:

Congratulations to Boeing and FedEx. Boeing have also issued a press release.

The Memphis Business Journal story says the 777F carries 14,000 lbs more than the MD11F, while the Boeing press release says the 777F carries a revenue payload 37,000 lbs more than the MD11F. Hmmm.



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User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 7199 times:



Quoting WestWing (Reply 1):
The Memphis Business Journal story says the 777F carries 14,000 lbs more than the MD11F, while the Boeing press release says the 777F carries a revenue payload 37,000 lbs more than the MD11F. Hmmm.

GAWD! That's alot of difference mixed up there!

Eitherway, congrats to both. Looking forward to seeing the T7's in MEM now alongside some of the other great looking classics down there!



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User currently offlineFxramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7317 posts, RR: 85
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 7161 times:
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A shiny new profit machine that'll cost FX nothing more for labor. The pilots bought it, they deserve it. MEM-ANC will see the 77F first.  Yeah sure

User currently offlineCF6PPE From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6399 times:

Per Flightaware, FDX777 appears to be enroute from PAE via Grant Co Intl (KMWH) to MEM.

Reference Flightaware
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/F...7/history/20090925/1600Z/KPAE/KMWH

Note that the flight number is FDX777, fitting to the situation...

Anyway, long live the B777F at FedEx....


User currently offlineEPA001 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2006, 4844 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6390 times:
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Quoting CF6PPE (Reply 4):
Anyway, long live the B777F at FedEx....

I second that, let's hope they will be a huge success.  Smile


User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6251 times:

Interesting. Why did they stop at MWH? Anyway, they are now on their way to MEM (FlightAware).


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User currently offlineKstatepilot From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 6204 times:

Congrats for both FX and Boeing! They pilots will love the plane!

Anybody know when she will do her first revenue flight?


User currently offlineMattcawby From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 209 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 6081 times:



Quoting CF6PPE (Reply 4):
Per Flightaware, FDX777 appears to be enroute from PAE via Grant Co Intl (KMWH) to MEM.

Water canon salute!

http://kpae.blogspot.com/2009/09/fedex-n850fd-delivery-flight.html



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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8696 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 6010 times:



Quoting Fxramper (Reply 3):
The pilots bought it, they deserve it.

The shareholders of FedEx paid for it. (Or, maybe bankers). The employees just work there.

Congratulations to all the employees of FedEx on their new flagship! Pilots, rampers, truck drivers, delivery.... all will help "make payments" on the aircraft.


User currently offlineB777LRF From Luxembourg, joined Nov 2008, 1427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5986 times:

Max payload MD-11F is around 94.5 tons. B777F is 106.5; convert to pounds at your leisure.


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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5814 times:



Quoting B777LRF (Reply 10):
Max payload MD-11F is around 94.5 tons. B777F is 106.5; convert to pounds at your leisure.

That's a 26,500 lbs difference. About the average of the 14,000 and 37,000 lbs quoted earlier.
So now we have three different values (14, 26.5 and 37) klbs for the same thing. Priceless!



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User currently offlineSokol From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 284 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5736 times:

WOW, I am so excited for FedEx B777F delivery. FedEx B777F you are welcome to Anchorage ANC I am waiting for you hurry  


Sokol

[Edited 2009-09-25 16:36:27]

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20186 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5533 times:



Quoting Sokol (Reply 12):
FedEx B777F you are welcome to Anchorage ANC I am waiting for you hurry

Got bad news... The whole point of the 777F is that it doesn't need to stop at ANC.  Smile


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7317 posts, RR: 85
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 4 weeks ago) and read 5380 times:
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Quoting Sokol (Reply 12):
you are welcome to Anchorage ANC I am waiting for you hurry

Pending the negotiations for pay, you'll get it starting in December.  airplane 


User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20186 posts, RR: 59
Reply 15, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5315 times:

I know for sure we'll see her at SFO or OAK! We get their MD-11's all the time, gorgeous birds that they are. To think, a cargo plane that can fly non-stop to Tokyo...

User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4987 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5241 times:



Quoting Flighty (Reply 9):
The employees just work there.

Just work there??? Just work there... Hmmm... Interesting quote...

Without the employees whom 'just work there' the airline remains a non-profitable, grounded company of the shareholders... How's that for 'just work there'...?

Spare some thought for the worker's next time...  Wink

EK413



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User currently offlineStratosphere From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1653 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4982 times:



Quoting FXramper (Reply 14):
Pending the negotiations for pay, you'll get it starting in December.

For revenue service thats correct...But they will see it sometime in Oct they will spend the whole month doing proficiency flights and it is scheduled to be in ANC 11/02 for ramp training.



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User currently offline413x3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4971 times:



Quoting DocLightning (Reply 15):
To think, a cargo plane that can fly non-stop to Tokyo...

with the trade discrepancies most cargo airplanes can fly nonstop to Tokyo, but it's the return leg full of freight that makes most stop in ANC


User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8696 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4894 times:

EK413, we have a different world view but let's not let that spoil the occasion. To your question, if FX workers didn't do their job I am sure that FX could attract excellent new employees and train them in. People should be proud of what they do in life but let's not let it get out of hand. We could say the Workers at Boeing and GE are responsible for the 777F and that would be true too. Everybody deserves respect to the extent that they are doing their job and doing it well. We all know FX has a pretty good thing going. I would single out their headquarters staff. It appears they do a good job. But they too are just workers. In many businesses the owners of the company thank their customers. I'm more comfortable with that than thanking workers for doing their job, which in a way is kind of trivial, and doesn't say a whole lot.

User currently offlineSm92 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 131 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4254 times:

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news...oct/11/focus-fedex-flying-forward/

FedEx employees welcomed the 777F to the fleet yesterday (10/10/09) in a ceremony at MEM


User currently offlineSXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2415 posts, RR: 22
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4225 times:

Does anyone know the first round of destinations the 777 will serve?


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User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2228 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 4076 times:
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What is the status of the buildings that were halted during construction when the 380 order was cancelled? Will they be needed for the 777? Will additional ramp space be (or has been) added for it?

As for MEM, when is the new tower skd for operation and what are the specs versus the old one? Have any FAA mandated changes really been made to operations on the east-west runway to avoid conflicts with the N-S complex? Pilot opinions wanted please.



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User currently offlineZeke From Hong Kong, joined Dec 2006, 9210 posts, RR: 76
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3978 times:



Quoting WestWing (Reply 11):

That's a 26,500 lbs difference. About the average of the 14,000 and 37,000 lbs quoted earlier.
So now we have three different values (14, 26.5 and 37) klbs for the same thing. Priceless!

I cannot ever see the day when a FX 777F will ever get max payload.

FX aircraft are normally volume limited, I think the FX cargo density is around 7-8 lb/cu.ft, and the 777F needs about 10.2 lb/cu.ft to reach its max payload number listed. If they interline between the MD-11F and 777F they will also loose a lot more volume as the fuselage cross sections are different, you cannot make best use of the 777F cross section (hence volume, and hence payload) with interline cargo.

If I recall correctly the main difference between a 777F and MD-11F was one pallet position on the main deck.



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User currently offlineBrendows From Norway, joined Apr 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3871 times:



Quoting Zeke (Reply 23):
I cannot ever see the day when a FX 777F will ever get max payload.

I agree. When FX bought the 777F they issued a press release which stated that the aircraft would carry 171k pounds of payload for FX.


25 413x3 : Am I the only one who doesn't see the big deal by not stopping in Anchorage? A big plus about ANC is you can connect with many parts of the US from As
26 Tiger119 : - And IND maybe? Or at the T7's all going to be flying in and out of MEM? I finally saw a FX 757 a couple weeks ago at IND. Would be interesting to s
27 Rampguy : Many people on here have state that the T7 will fly IND-CAN-IND. I would hope that FedEx will bring the T7 to IND soon to let us see her in person. D
28 Super80DFW : I was there. I got many pics of the ceremony, and other planes that were only display for people to walk through. I'll be making a TR out of it.
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