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FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:01 am

I was just wondering when will FedEx be getting their first 380? How many will they be receiving, and where do you think they will fly to? Can Memphis even handle the A380?


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CosmicCruiser
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:08 pm

I believe the projected date is 2008 and yes MEM can handle it.
 
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 4:41 pm

I guess FedEx puts their A380s on the trunks of their network, i.e. connect the US (MEM) with Europe (CDG?), the US with Asia (NRT?), the US with Latin Amerca (GRU?) and maybe Europe with Asia (SIN?)

Airports might differ, but what sense would it make to do otherwise ?

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RE: FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:05 pm

Quoting USAF757300 (Thread starter):
How many will they be receiving

FedEx will get 10 A388Fs.
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:11 pm

I know they will be serving IND. I believe IND is their international hub.
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:52 pm

On my flight tracker I've seen as many as three MD-11s arriving in MEM from CDG within a couple hours of each other. I would think that route is pretty likely to be an A380 route.
 
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:01 pm

Any other Cargo operators interested in the A380.
UPS,DHL.
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:10 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Any other Cargo operators interested in the A380.

UPS have also ordered 10 A388Fs.
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:11 pm

Quoting PADSpot (Reply 2):
I guess FedEx puts their A380s on the trunks of their network, i.e. connect the US (MEM) with Europe (CDG?), the US with Asia (NRT?), the US with Latin Amerca (GRU?) and maybe Europe with Asia (SIN?)

Isn't FedEx prepping GSO to handle the 380 also? I know they are building a new runway... is it going to be a 380 gateway also?
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:30 pm

I don't see GSO getting any A380F's from FedEx or anyone else, just not big enough, it's wishful thinking, but IND very well could.

Perhaps the MEM-CDG route will get an A380F as metioned, but otherwise, I'd look at MEM-ANC-PEK, HKG, etc.

However, for the MEM-CDG, there may be multiple flights because of the times that incoming flights to MEM come in from other destinations, and various time commitments from certain cities to the CDG area. So maybe an A380F wouldn't be best for them, but who knows.

Then SDF-ANC-PEK, HKG, etc. for UPS.

PEK & HKG are just examples of Asian gateway cities FedEx & UPS might fly A380F's too.
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:15 pm

Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 8):
sn't FedEx prepping GSO to handle the 380 also? I know they are building a new runway... is it going to be a 380 gateway also?

i agree...fedex is putting a lot into not only GSO but the triad area. there are a lot of companies thinking about NC b/c (not sure if the Dell CPU Co. move had any thing to do with fedex or not). they well through hell trying to get that hub, why not use it w/ a A380? (not a statement but a question?) i would love to make the short drive to see if every now and then.
 
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:39 pm

I think there's a good chance that FedEx may base 2-3 A388F's at OAK by 2010. The reason is simple: OAK is a major FedEx operating base (complete with full US Customs facilities), and from OAK FedEx could fly the A388F directly to PEK and PVG non-stop on almost a full cargo load.
 
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:49 pm

Expect to see the FX 380s at LAX too.
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Thu Apr 21, 2005 11:56 pm

Expect FX to ber using their 380s around the world. MEM-CDG-NRT-ANC-LAX etc.

I thought 5X already places an order for the 388F?

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RE: FedEx And The A380

Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:09 am

Quoting Aviationwiz (Reply 9):
I don't see GSO getting any A380F's from FedEx or anyone else, just not big enough, it's wishful thinking, but IND very well could.

Gonna eat your words soon, guys? GSO IS, yes, IS getting A380's from FedEx. Why do you think they're so bussy improving they're runways and taxiways????
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:17 am

Quoting USAF757300 (Thread starter):
I was just wondering when will FedEx be getting their first 380? How many will they be receiving, and where do you think they will fly to? Can Memphis even handle the A380?

See reply 21 from this archived thread.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/1901641
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Fri Apr 22, 2005 3:31 am

Quoting Indy (Reply 4):
I believe IND is their international hub.

There are more int'l flights leaving MEM daily than IND.
 
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:28 am

Fedex ordered a total of 10 with 10 more options ,first three will be due in 08,the next 3 in 09,another 3 in 10 n the last one ll be delivered in 2011 !
the first one ll be used on APAC routes ,later on MEM/IND-CDG/STN
Routes (if STN ll be able to handle A380's)as far as I know A380 also
should go on CDG-SFS/HKG routes and Back....and hopefully back via FRA !!!
 
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Fri Apr 22, 2005 5:09 am

Actually we are doing some work on designing a facility for the A380's for FedEx in Memphis. Im not sure the actualy runway/takiway layouts, if they can handle the A380.
 
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Fri Apr 22, 2005 7:33 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):
Any other Cargo operators interested in the A380.
UPS,DHL.

UPS already ordered them, don't know about DHL, but it would be great to see a giant bright yellow A380 Big grin
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Fri Apr 22, 2005 8:14 am

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 16):
There are more int'l flights leaving MEM daily than IND.

The info about IND being the international hub comes from a fedex employee.
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Fri Apr 22, 2005 12:47 pm

Quoting Indy (Reply 20):
The info about IND being the international hub comes from a fedex employee.

That doesn't mean anything, 90% of FedEx employees in my expirience of talking with them are idiots. MEM is FedEx's main hub for air operations, and sees the most flights. I believe IND is second, but I'm not sure on that, so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

MEM is the most likely to see FedEx A380F's, followed by ANC because of the huge MEM-ANC-Asia market.
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Fri Apr 22, 2005 9:26 pm

Quoting Aviationwiz (Reply 21):
That doesn't mean anything, 90% of FedEx employees in my expirience of talking with them are idiots. MEM is FedEx's main hub for air operations, and sees the most flights. I believe IND is second, but I'm not sure on that, so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

MEM is the most likely to see FedEx A380F's, followed by ANC because of the huge MEM-ANC-Asia market.

Aviationwiz is probably the most correct here. However, before saying that most FEDEX employess are idiots I would remember that there are tons of rumors floating around all the time from new plane types to new domiciles to new routes. It seems the pilots hear one thing the mechanics another and the admin staff another yet. (eg. Do you know how many times the B-737 was a "done deal?") Sometimes I think the limo driver in a certain city knows more than anybody. As we say, until it's purple and red, sitting on the ramp and I've got a class date, it's a rumor.
 
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:14 am

How about ONT? They may not necessarily see FX A380s, but probably 5X A380s, because ONT is UPS's Southwestern hub, and sees several 747 flights per week to China and Europe...

Maybe the China routes could be flown with an A380. ONT certainly is big enough to handle it, and there's not exactly a problem of congestion there...

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RE: FedEx And The A380

Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:09 am

Quoting CosmicCruiser (Reply 22):
As we say, until it's purple and red, sitting on the ramp and I've got a class date, it's a rumor.

What about that old UA freighter in old UA basic colors?  Silly
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Sat Apr 23, 2005 1:31 am

Interestingly enough, I was talking to the FedEx Vice President for Global Network Planning yesterday. From that:

They have orders for 10 A380F, and expect to exercise options on 10 more in the future.

They fully expect to be able to use the A380F to replace 2 MD11 a/c on a route.

The Asia routes will be seeing the majority of FX 380 ops. Not to say they won't go to CDG, but he mentioned nothing about Europe, and he was talking a lot about Asia.

Interesting tidbit: FX had to rethink the gates at which they would use the A380F at MEM because, at the original parking places they had in mind, the huge size of the A380 vertical tail strayed into controlled airspace(approach for Rwy 18L, I think) and/or interfered with the ILS signal.

Another random point to get people thinking: He said that, in a perfect world, he would love to switch to an all-widebody fleet comprised of A300/310, MD11, and A380. The challenge, however, is figuring out a good way to serve the smaller domestic markets currently pulling 727 service, so no plans are in the works to adopt the widebody fleet plan.
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Sat Apr 23, 2005 4:09 am

Quoting Aviationwiz (Reply 21):
That doesn't mean anything, 90% of FedEx employees in my expirience of talking with them are idiots.

We must be speaking of the same person  Big grin He is a nice guy but a bit dingy. lol
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Sat Apr 23, 2005 6:14 am

Quoting San747 (Reply 23):
How about ONT? They may not necessarily see FX A380s, but probably 5X A380s, because ONT is UPS's Southwestern hub, and sees several 747 flights per week to China and Europe...

Quite probable that ONT will see some A380F's for UPS, on the flights going out to Asia at least, but no where near the number as at SDF or ANC I imagine.
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RE: FedEx And The A380

Sat Apr 23, 2005 12:21 pm

As a FedEx employee (idiot?) working in IND, I can assure you that FedEx does not have "an" international hub. Technically, any of our hubs with customs capability is an international hub. With the possible exception of AFW, all the hubs can and do handle international freight. Memphis, however, has the most international destinations from the US.

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