|Quoting NYC777 (Thread starter):|
Just out on Bloomberg
FED EX cancels 10 x A380F order!!!!
Fed Ex buys 15 x 777F plus options for 15 more 777.
|Quoting NYC777 (Reply 8):|
It's true. First A380 cancellation.
Guess it was inevitable.
|Quoting Alitalia744 (Reply 9):|
Awesome news! Congrats Boeing and FedEx!
|Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 10):|
Oops....now it's up to the "brown-coloured tail" airline to decide about the fate of A380F....
|Quoting WINGS (Reply 27):|
I still fail to see how the A380 delays would result in them drooping the order in favour for the B777F.
|Quoting Lumberton (Reply 11):|
Stunning is all I can say. Like others, I had almost expected this from UPS, but FEDEX? No way. Just as large as the A380 cancellation IMO is the fact that this huge 777F order (15 x 15) just about guarantees the success of this program. Simply incredible news.
|Quoting FlyingHippo (Reply 26):|
Wouldn't 748F be a better fit for FedEx as they carry more volume intensive cargos?
777F is a great freighter for heavy cargos, unless FedEx changes it's business plans, 777F seems to be an overkill on weight.
However, 777F, with a light load of cargo, would allow FedEx fly to Asia direct. Didn't FedEx plan to set up a hub in Guanzhao?
|Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 30):|
And this is assuming that UPS and ILFC will also cancel their -F orders, which for the moment is not the case.
|Quoting Stitch (Reply 41):
Anyone know if the 777Fs are going to replace DC-10Fs and MD-11Fs? Or are they just for expansion?
|Quoting BoeingFever777 (Reply 44):|
I thought EK had some A380F on order...
|Quoting Danny (Reply 46):|
Looks like VLA market is more and more divided: 748 will be the VLA freighter while A380 will be the passenger VLA.
|Quoting Lumberton (Reply 43):|
Just surmising based on capacities, but I'd guess that the 777F is the replacement aircraft for FEDEX's massive DC-10s.