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FedEx Feeder Flights

Fri Jan 11, 2002 8:06 am

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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RE: FedEx Feeder Flights

Fri Jan 11, 2002 8:09 am

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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RE: FedEx Feeder Flights

Fri Jan 11, 2002 9:15 am

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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RE: FedEx Feeder Flights

Fri Jan 11, 2002 9:22 am

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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RE: FedEx Feeder Flights

Fri Jan 11, 2002 9:24 am

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.

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RE: FedEx Feeder Flights

Fri Jan 11, 2002 9:27 am


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.

 
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RE: FedEx Feeder Flights

Fri Jan 11, 2002 10:01 am

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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RE: FedEx Feeder Flights

Fri Jan 11, 2002 1:47 pm

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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RE: FedEx Feeder Flights

Fri Jan 11, 2002 4:40 pm

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RE: FedEx Feeder Flights

Fri Jan 11, 2002 4:52 pm

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

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RE: FedEx Feeder Flights

Fri Jan 11, 2002 10:20 pm

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.
 
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RE: FedEx Feeder Flights

Sat Jan 12, 2002 4:26 am

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.
 
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RE: FedEx Feeder Flights

Sat Jan 12, 2002 5:10 am

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

Sun Jan 13, 2002 3:23 am

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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RE: FedEx Feeder Flights

Sun Jan 13, 2002 4:33 am

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

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