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User currently offlineAirlineguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 348 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

I am just courious what FedEx feeder flights schedules are. ie...all the cessna, folkers etc...type aircraft.

Does anyone have any flight info and aircraft used? What cities do they serve?

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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

They have feeder flights?

I thought they just use vans/trucks to take the package to the city airport and use 727s and MD-11s from there.



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User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2773 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..


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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16239 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2763 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.




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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2756 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.

Jeff


User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2754 times:


FedEx also uses other smaller carriers to feed their flights from smaller communities using a wide variety of aircraft. Most of these airlines however do not have planes painted in the FedEx livery.



User currently offlineWoodsboy From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1029 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2738 times:

We have the F-27 and Caravan in Alaska as the feeder aircraft. We get the F-27 once daily, around 11am arrival, 12:45p departure

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User currently offlineSquigee From Canada, joined May 2001, 652 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2708 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)


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(BTW, the information above came from the NASM publication "At The Controls" a book about all the aircraft in the museum.)



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User currently offlineMetwrench From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 750 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

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User currently offlineAlaskaairlines From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2054 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2676 times:

I know they got 2 C-208's, and an F-27 based up here in ANC.

-Dmitry


User currently offlinePSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

Here is State College, PA we normally have 3 Cessna 208's. I know the one leaves around 8pm, but do not know when or if the other two leave on a regular schedule.

User currently offlineAirlineguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2632 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.

User currently offlineKdca4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2620 times:

ANC is actually a pilot domicile for "mainline" FedEx (i.e. 727 and up). MEM and SFS are the other domiciles.

User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1871 posts, RR: 16
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2572 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.
Nana...



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User currently offlineMEPDC9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2566 times:

Here in ERI we have the little cessna's and I think only two leave thats near dusk.

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