|Quoting Dougbr2006 (Reply 2):|
It does make sense for Fedex, the B777's will be delivered much sooner than the A380F could be.
|Quoting AutoThrust (Reply 6):|
It does make perfectly sense. Because Airbus issues with the A380 FX, was forced to buy the 772F (and only) as interim solution. That doesnt mean they aren't interested at the A380F wich will give them a lot more capacity then any other plane.
Correct. It is all a matter of timing. Package volumes keep growing and simply put, there are not enough airplanes to fly them on, especially on the Asia routes...
|Quoting WINGS (Reply 10):|
Rather hard to stick with the B748F when they haven't committed to it yet.
will hardly commit ot it... Its rounded, irregular shapes, especially the progressive reduction of the fuselage diameter to the aft, and the second floor, are impossible to fill with standard containers in an efficient manner, thus creating many empty, inefficient spaces that only turn into tare weights. Passengers, those you can cram everywhere a seat fits in, but it is not the same for containers... Remember FX
does not carry bulk loads...
|Quoting Astuteman (Reply 11):|
One wonders if FEDEX were somewhat constrained by their ability to finance, and HAD to cancel the A380 in order to proceed with acquiring the lift they needed in the next few years.
Not!... You may want to check the finances of FX
on the public yearly reports and you'll see the numbers and profits perfectly allow for FX
's purchasing plans. FedEx's stock currently lingers at around US$115-117.
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 12):|
Would the A380 be a better Freighter than the B748
's engineers looked deeply into everything before deciding for this a/c. Loading and unloading of large standard containers can be done simultaneously in the two main decks as well as to/from the bellies; turnaround times are comparable to those of an MD10 or 11; fuel efficiency on effective cargo Lb/Mi is better than on any other aircraft, even the advanced B748F.
|Quoting Zvezda (Reply 7):|
FedEx (like any airline) must say that they might buy Airbus or Boeing in order to get good prices.
In despite of this cancellation, FX
is still Airbus' best wide-body customer worldwide. And Boeing, obviously, loves FX
at themoment. That means something?
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