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chrisnh
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FedEx A300s: How Many New Versus Used?

Sat Dec 23, 2006 1:12 am

I was looking at a good picture here on airliners.net of FedEx A300 N719FD, getting ready to turn onto the active runway at MHT. The plane has covered-up windows, and a search through the database shows that it belonged to Korean Air in its former life.

I was wondering, of all the FedEx A300s, how many of them are newly-built and delivered by Airbus (i.e. without those covered-up windows) versus those that have been repurposed passenger carriers?

Thanks,

Chris in NH
 
kaitak
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RE: FedEx A300s: How Many New Versus Used?

Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:07 am

All but one* of the GE powered aircraft are new (i.e. direct from Airbus); there are about 36 of those (+ a few more to come). The PW aircraft - about 16 - come from a variety of sources, including Egyptair and Korean Air.

(*The odd one out is formerly B2320).

All of the A310s are secondhand.
 
Ivo
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RE: FedEx A300s: How Many New Versus Used?

Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:50 pm

They have another 6 A300F on order for delivery early 2007.
c/n 873 till 878, reg nr N687FE till N692FE.

Another 6 secondhand A300 are coming, but del date is unknown.
c/n611 ex Qatar A7-AFC, ex Garuda PK-GAK
c/n613 ex " A7-AFD, ex " PK-GAL
c/n664 ex " A7-ABN, ex " PK-GAR
c/n668 ex " A7-ABO, ex " PK-GAS
c/n688 ex " A7-ABW, ex China Northern B-2311
c/n690 ex " A7-ABV, ex China Northern B-2312

All registration numbers ending with FE are new build.
All registration numbers ending with FD are secondhand.

Best regards,
Ivo
 
memphis
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RE: FedEx A300s: How Many New Versus Used?

Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:20 pm

Quoting Ivo (Reply 2):
All registration numbers ending with FE are new build.
All registration numbers ending with FD are secondhand.

I find this hard to believe. Where did you get this info? Is this for the fx airbus fleet only? The majority of the fx fleet, all a/c types, have the FE suffix. Only a few 300s and 310s have the FD suffix.
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RE: FedEx A300s: How Many New Versus Used?

Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:27 pm

Quoting Memphis (Reply 3):
All registration numbers ending with FE are new build.
All registration numbers ending with FD are secondhand.

I find this hard to believe

Indeed, most earlier second hand A-310s were also FE ending.
Only the recently bought second hand A-300s and 310s get FD while the new ones are FE.
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RE: FedEx A300s: How Many New Versus Used?

Sat Dec 23, 2006 8:28 pm

Quoting Memphis (Reply 3):
I find this hard to believe. Where did you get this info? Is this for the fx airbus fleet only?

He's only talking about the A300 fleet. And for that, it IS true.

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