astuteman
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Fedex Outlines A380F Expansion Strategy

Mon Oct 03, 2005 7:02 pm

Article in this week's FI.

FEDEX's David Sutton - MD aircraft aquisitions + sales says:-

Would love to have the A380-900F now.
Expects it to be available c 2014.

-900 would have less range than -800 with 150t, but "ideal" for Regional + US routes.

FEDEX eyeing up Pax conversion -800's to bolster additional new-builds.
Says -800 pax conversions will come as airlines "trade-up" to A380-900 passenger versions + trade on their -800's c 2020 (wonder if he's been talking to Emirates?..)

Says -800 pax conversions would be less capable than new-builds due to lower operating weights, but still useful.

He sees a fleet of 200+ (that's what he said...) A380F's in the marketplace in the next 20 years

Just as reported in Flight International.
Hope it's of interest.....
 
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RE: Fedex Outlines A380F Expansion Strategy

Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:09 am

Quoting Astuteman (Thread starter):
Hope it's of interest.....

I guess not........
 
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RE: Fedex Outlines A380F Expansion Strategy

Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:15 am

Quoting Astuteman (Thread starter):
He sees a fleet of 200+ (that's what he said...) A380F's in the marketplace in the next 20 years

Makes sense to me. That number feels a tad high, but he knows his business, I would assume.

As for the number of pax versions, that's another matter.
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RE: Fedex Outlines A380F Expansion Strategy

Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:16 am

Quoting Astuteman (Reply 1):
Hope it's of interest.....

I guess not........

Oh yes it is.

Quoting Astuteman (Thread starter):
-900 would have less range than -800 with 150t, but "ideal" for Regional + US routes.

Airbus could produce the A380-900RF which would most likely be the heaviest A380, but at this engine power, if availble, noise level might surpass QC2.
It would have about the same range as the A380-800F, but a payload of at least 170 tons.
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RE: Fedex Outlines A380F Expansion Strategy

Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:01 am

Quoting A342 (Reply 3):
Airbus could produce the A380-900RF which would most likely be the heaviest A380, but at this engine power, if availble, noise level might surpass QC2.

The -800 version was quiter than expected. If RR would come along with a more powerful engine it's not likely the noise levels will exceed the norm.
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RE: Fedex Outlines A380F Expansion Strategy

Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:09 am

I think the package freight market is one area in which the A380 will shine. The A380 will offer FedEx a big leap in efficiency. There was an article before on aviationnow.com that is no longer available which illustrated the benefits of having A380. I was impressed.

It is no surprise to hear FedEx remains enthusiastic considering how much they have to gain.
 
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RE: Fedex Outlines A380F Expansion Strategy

Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:24 am

Quoting Astuteman (Thread starter):
He sees a fleet of 200+ (that's what he said...) A380F's in the marketplace in the next 20 years

I haven't read the original, so I dont know what he actually said -- does this mean he sees a total of 200+ planes in service in the next 20 years, or...? That's quite a lot of planes.
 
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RE: Fedex Outlines A380F Expansion Strategy

Tue Oct 04, 2005 7:30 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 2):
As for the number of pax versions, that's another matter

We are talking about 20 years here, how many pax orders today already? Absolutely likely, except that I would't say 200 but much more...

I expect both 380 pax and 380F to be successful, in a 20 years term...
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RE: Fedex Outlines A380F Expansion Strategy

Tue Oct 04, 2005 1:45 pm

FedEx is beating all cargo carriers to the punch as they are sightly showing their long-term goals and probably shoring up commerical A380's for conversion as other airlines upgrade and to better version they will have an agreement to sell the older ones to FedEx. IMO its brilliant!

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