Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3050 times:
Yes, they have feeder flights. They use Cessna 208 Grand Caravans. In North Dakota we have at least two flights coming in from GFK (Grand Forks). GFK is the hub in ND I belive, as they have aircraft flying there every night from Minot, Dikinson, Devil's Lakes, etc..
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16374 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3040 times:
The F27's and C-208's are literally spread right across the US and Canada. Many of them aren't even based at hubs. There are also several diff operators (usually geographically based). Fedex does not operate the F27/C-208 fleet themselves.
I doubt any skeds are published.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8916 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3033 times:
Up in MHT, there are a bunch that leave around 0600 going to places like BGR, AGS, PWM, BTV, RUT, PQI, and several other small communities in Northern New England to connect with the A300s and DC-10s at MHT.
Squigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2985 times:
When Fedex begin operations, they approached Dassault with requirements for an aircraft to run the spokes between their hubs. The company provided them with a modified version of the Dassault Falcon 20, with a cargo door on the left side, a stronger floor, a larger nose wheel, and higher performance batteries and brakes. By the end of 1974, 33 of the aircraft were in the fleet. However successful, in less than 10 years, the success of FedEx had meant a switch to the 727 and DC10, and the aircraft was retired.
The first aircraft that FedEx purchased, named "Wendy" after founder Fred Smith's daughter, was eventually donated to the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum, where it is today.
(I know it technically isn't a feeder aircraft, but it was all FedEx had when they started, so in another sense, they were)
Airlineguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2909 times:
I realized FDX doesn't operate these aircraft and contract them. How much payload do these aircraft carry. I have seen Cessna 208s and F27 flying into IND. Always wonder what sorta playload they bring in/out and where they are coming from/to.
Teva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1876 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2849 times:
in Europe, FDX owns shorts 360, subleased and operated by a local small operator (in fedex colors).
They also contract different small operators for feeder services. I don't know all the aircraft types used, but at least: 1 hercules C130, ATR42, F27.
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