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User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 577 times:

This may have been discussed a couple of weeks ago but...

Is Atlas part of FedEx or do they just have some kind of operating deal? I saw one of their 747-400Fs at Prestwick at the weekend and it used a FedEx callsign.

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User currently offlineBryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 433 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 577 times:

According to the news reports that I read last year, the planes still officially belong to and are operated by Atlas Air, but they are being used exclusively by FedEx.

User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 2, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 577 times:

Thanks, BryanG.

User currently offlineFedEx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 577 times:

Thanks to the pilot's possible
stirke FedEx had to go out and
find some help and Atlas was the best
choice. Now that the pilots didn't strike
FedEx is stuck in a contract with Atlas
which in return lowers the pay for the pilots.


User currently offlineDavid L From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 9524 posts, RR: 41
Reply 4, posted (15 years 8 months 1 week ago) and read 577 times:

Oh well, at least it gives me a bit of variety. I probably wouldn't have seen a 747-400F otherwise.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (15 years 8 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 578 times:

Carriers often 'Wet-lease' or ACMI (Airplane, Crew, Maintaince, Insurance) When they are short of capacity on their own birds. It wasn't unusual to see two or three non Fed-Ex birds at the Fed-Ex ramp up in Anchorage during Christmas, The same with UPS. A lot of interesting flying is done by these types of companies.


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User currently offlineCX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (15 years 8 months 6 days ago) and read 577 times:

FedEx is wet leasing 2 747-400Fs and 1 747-200F for several years after signing a contract with Atlas Air. Maybe this will help FedEx to see the 747-400Fs capabilities.


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