David L
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Thu Jan 14, 1999 9:07 pm

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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RE: Atlas

Thu Jan 14, 1999 11:09 pm

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.
David L
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RE: Atlas

Fri Jan 15, 1999 12:13 am

Thanks, BryanG.
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RE: Atlas

Fri Jan 15, 1999 1:07 am

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.
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RE: Atlas

Fri Jan 15, 1999 2:05 am

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

Fri Jan 15, 1999 9:21 am

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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RE: Atlas ACMI

Sat Jan 16, 1999 1:33 am

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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