Notar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2345 times:
Why Dont companies like FedEx or UPS Use large Cargo planes? like Ilyushin Il-76TD or Antonov An-124-100 Ruslan or the GALLAXY I dint think i ever seen a FedEX or UPS jet come here lager then a airbus or a 767
LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2206 times:
Besides Soviet-phobia and the fact that the Il-76 has been banned from the US due to noise restrictions (or so they say ), there are actually more practical reasons for FedEx, UPS and others not to use the An-124 and the Il-76. For example, the fact that it takes more flight crew members (6 for the Ruslan!) to fly it=more money, unfortunately Soviet/CIS a/c, especially those designed for the military are not known for great fuel efficiency. Also, Soviet/CIS a/c don't have rollers on their floors, therefore it would force a carrier based on US and European a/c to use different containers on those a/c, or use forklifts (or the a/c's own cargo loading systems) to load and unload the freighters. I'd imagine that certification would also be somewhat of an obstacle.
N1641 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2190 times:
as far as I know No one has any military transports other then the military for some reason, why I dont know, cost? not allowed to? dont see why it would be the second its not like a C-5 is dangerous for say me and you to own like a fighter would be.
Exnonrev From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 621 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2174 times:
It's not for lack of trying. Lockheed tried marketing the C-141 as the L-300 in the mid-'60s. The C-141 still has an FAA Type Certificate, despite the fact that none have ever been owned by anyone other than the US Government.
Lockheed also tried selling the C-5 as the L-500. Pan Am had shown some interest, but the 747F made much more sense. More recently, McDonnell Douglas proposed a civilian version of the C-17 called the MD-17. It bombed for the same reason as the civil C-141 and C-5. The operating costs are simply too high.