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One Of First FedEx 757s In Bangor Now

Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:13 pm

FlightAware is showing that Flight 9011 came in from Iceland to Bangor, Maine yesterday (March 1) and overnighted there. This morning it will fly from Bangor to Memphis under the same flight number. I'm not sure if this is the first FedEx 757 or not, but I thought I'd share in any event.

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Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:07 pm

Cool- first of many FedEx 757 flights to come. Wonder if it's already a 757F?

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX9011

pictures... we need pictures.....

[Edited 2007-03-02 14:08:50]
Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
 
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RE: One Of First FedEx 757s In Bangor Now

Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:01 am

Well, FlightAware shows no evidence that this bird left Bangor. Maybe it's still there. If it is, maybe someone up there can grab a shot of it!!

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Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:11 am

No paint for now kids, but here is a artist rendering of what our fleet will look like.



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Sat Mar 03, 2007 12:15 pm

ya thats hot. Really really hot.
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Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:11 pm

I think it looks beautiful.

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RE: One Of First FedEx 757s In Bangor Now

Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:14 pm

.......

It's ok, nothing I'd go out of my way to see though.
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Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:18 pm

Not sure about sexy but it looks great.
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RE: One Of First FedEx 757s In Bangor Now

Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:27 pm

just smashing - just wait for all the others. Unfortunately no plans for Asian (at least SE Asian) operation yet Sad
 
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Sat Mar 03, 2007 2:33 pm

Quoting FXMD11 (Reply 8):
Unfortunately no plans for Asian (at least SE Asian) operation yet

A little out of topic but I was driving by Subic bay (Philippines) a few weeks ago and I was surprised to see out of nowhere a bunch of FX planes. It turns out it's their SE Asian hub. Why in a place in the middle of nowhere??
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Sat Mar 03, 2007 3:02 pm

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 9):
I was surprised to see out of nowhere a bunch of FX planes. It turns out it's their SE Asian hub. Why in a place in the middle of nowhere??

No, it actually belongs to the topic as we expect the 757 to be feeder to SIN, BKK and Japan. SFS is the so called Asia One Hub, which is a Top 5 Operation Hub within the FDX Network. In Peak Times they experience up to 190 Rotation per day.Subic Bay was or better is known as the former Clark AFB.With an excellent infra-structure,
lots of man power and pretty low costs, FDX moved in there in the early 90 tees, after the US Forces left. Today, SFS is the HUB for ASPAC Operations and everything from MD-11, A310, 727s and Caravan's (MNL and CEB Service) can be found here in the course of a shift. The Distribution Center is the latest to be found in logistic technology and is top notch or high end when it comes to Express Business. I understand that FDX partly owns the airport and has a long term commitment in that region.

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Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:21 pm

I'm a bit hesitant to believe this is really a Fedex 757. Can anybody with Fedex confirm for me that you'll be receiving 757's? I was under the impression there were very few used 757's available on the market to begin with? I'm thinking perhaps this flight in BGR was another airline operating under contract for FX with a 757 maybe? I have seen this happen on Flightaware.com before with Kalita Air flights operating 747's for Fedex. Just curious.... If this really is a FX 757 than it's new to me!  Smile
 
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RE: One Of First FedEx 757s In Bangor Now

Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:27 pm

Quoting FXMD11 (Reply 10):
expect the 757 to be feeder

Negative. We are talking to Boeing about another LRF for feeder capabilities.

Quoting FXMD11 (Reply 10):
FDX partly owns the airport

Negative. It was a lease. We are leaving Subic Bay end of Q4, 2007, to open the Asia hub at CAN.

Quoting PWM2TXLHopper (Reply 11):
Can anybody with Fedex confirm

What the deuce? We have LOI for 87 frames already dude. Fred enjoys spending his billions.
 
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RE: One Of First FedEx 757s In Bangor Now

Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:33 pm

One routed TLV-STN-Bangor I wonder if thats the one.
 
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Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:34 pm

That looks sharp in that livery! Way to go Fed-Ex!  Big grin
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Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:14 pm

Where are these 757's coming from - which airline?

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RE: One Of First FedEx 757s In Bangor Now

Sat Mar 03, 2007 8:52 pm

Now shows departing BGR for MEM this morning (Saturday.)

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX9011
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Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:09 am

Quoting Egmcman (Reply 13):
One routed TLV-STN-Bangor I wonder if thats the one.

TLV has a conversion centre and is where DHL converted their 757's
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Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:16 am

Back when I was living in BGR it was very common to see FedEx planes coming and going over for conversions.
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RE: One Of First FedEx 757s In Bangor Now

Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:16 am

Quoting FXMD11 (Reply 10):

Subic Bay is the former US Navy base. UPS is using the former Clark AB as their hub. Like FXramper said, Fedex is moving their hub to CAN.
 
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Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:59 am

Quoting Egmcman (Reply 13):
One routed TLV-STN-Bangor I wonder if thats the one.

It is...This is an ex El Al 757 was late departing BGR due to weather. Will be in addition to the 757 FedEx aquired from US.
 
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Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:02 am

Thanx for the info. There were a few A310's parked there at the time.

Quoting FXMD11 (Reply 10):
Subic Bay was or better is known as the former Clark AFB.

I believe Clark AFB is different than Subic Bay.

Quoting FXMD11 (Reply 10):
trust you were on your way either from or to Angeles City, right?

Ha haa, no I wasn't but I have been to Angeles city. Every man should go to Angeles city at one point in their lives.  biggrin 
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RE: One Of First FedEx 757s In Bangor Now

Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:42 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 12):
Negative. We are talking to Boeing about another LRF for feeder capabilities.

Which equipment are WE considering if WE are talking to Boeing? Hard to believe that none of the 87 757s
wouldnt come over here. FDX ASPAC in SIN is already talking about it too.

Quoting FXramper (Reply 12):
Negative. It was a lease. We are leaving Subic Bay end of Q4, 2007, to open the Asia hub at CAN.

Negative here too. WE invested nearly 100 mill US$ in to SFS and SBIA, the owner and operator of SFS, is partly owned by the FDX ASPAC Group, which is part of the FDX Group. Another statement - quoted from FEDEX STAFF Bulletin:

FedEx Express, the world's largest express transportation company, has extended its lease for its Asia Pacific hub in Subic Bay, Philippines for three additional years to 2010 with an option to extend. FedEx also signed an option, which will permit FedEx to use land at the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, formerly known as Clark Air Force
Base, to be used for future expansion in the Philippines if the Company chooses.

FedEx has maintained its Asia Pacific hub at Subic Bay since 1995. The Subic Bay facility is the largest air express hub in the region and represents one of the company's most important investments.

"Our outstanding performance across the region and exceptional results in China indicate that our current operations at Subic Bay may not be able to support our projected growth," said David L. Cunningham Jr., President of FedEx Express, Asia Pacific Division. "Therefore we have signed an agreement with Diosdado Macapagal International Airport that reserved land through 2008"

Quoting Norcal773 (Reply 21):
I believe Clark AFB is different than Subic Bay.

That is correct and my apologies. Clark AFB and Subic Bay are also known as the Subic Clark Corridor and I always mix them up. Howevever Diosdado Macapagal International Airport is now the correct name for Clark.
 
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Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:05 am

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 17):
TLV has a conversion centre and is where DHL converted their 757's

IAI/Bedek did do the DHL 757s. However, ST Mobile Aerospace has the contract to do the FedEx 757 conversions. See, e.g., http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=7650
 
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Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:41 am

Quoting Wjcandee (Reply 23):
AI/Bedek did do the DHL 757s. However, ST Mobile Aerospace has the contract to do the FedEx 757 conversions

An interesting note about this. IAI Bedek was a partner of ST Aero on the 757 conversion program after the restructured program (licensed from Boeing) was announced. IAI dropped our a few months before the the FedEx RFP, perhaps to focus on the 737 and 767 and not have the somewhat competing 757 as a distraction in their marketing.

Bad timing I'd say!
 
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Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:00 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 12):
Fred enjoys spending his billions.

Just not on the employees.......
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RE: One Of First FedEx 757s In Bangor Now

Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:04 am

To all:

A 757 passed through BUF this afternoon. Different livery; could have been ex-ELAL.

Anyone confirm?

regards,

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Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:10 am

Quoting N685FE (Reply 25):
Quoting FXramper (Reply 12):
Fred enjoys spending his billions.

Just not on the employees.......

I am right there with you on that!!!
 
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Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:16 am

Quoting EXMEMWIDGET (Reply 27):
I am right there with you on that!!!

Did you send in your card yet?
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Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:25 am

Quoting N685FE (Reply 28):
Did you send in your card yet?

What card? No one around here talks much about that sort of thing....at least not yet.
 
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Sun Mar 04, 2007 10:31 am

Wasn't Clark Air Base a US Air Force Base and Subic Bay a US Navy Base?
 
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Sun Mar 04, 2007 1:50 pm

Quoting Lucky42 (Reply 20):
...This is an ex El Al 757

Oh my bad. I understood it to be an ex El AL aircraft but my understanding is the second aircraft is from Sun d'or international airlines. I have never heard of them before I guess they are out of Isreal. If anyone can shed some light please do.
 
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Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:29 pm

Quoting Lucky42 (Reply 32):
Sun d'or international airlines. I have never heard of them before I guess they are out of Isreal. If anyone can shed some light please do.

Sun D'Or are a subsidary of El Al, they fly charter flights and often borrow aircraft from El Al. I remember them at LHR too covering an LY flight. According to the last JP, the have 2 757's 4X-EBO cn 174 ex BA and 4X-EBY cn 178 ex MP. Website www.sundor.co.il
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Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:59 pm

Quoting F4N (Reply 26):
To all:

A 757 passed through BUF this afternoon. Different livery; could have been ex-ELAL.

Anyone confirm?

The only 757 I see in BUF on Saturday afternoon was a Ryan Intl. Charter to Cancun:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/RYN1911
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RE: One Of First FedEx 757s In Bangor Now

Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:22 pm

This was indeed a Fed Ex 757-200, the tail number was N915FD. It was on the ramp at Bangor an additional day due to the weather. She was just certified on 2/27/07.

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Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:04 am

N915FD is on the ramp in MEM at hangars 11/12. It arrived at about 12:45pm 3/3. I couldn't get a photo from the tower--this is from Winchester Rd.
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Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:13 am

Quoting Mematcer (Reply 36):
N915FD is on the ramp in MEM at hangars 11/12. It arrived at about 12:45pm 3/3. I couldn't get a photo from the tower--this is from Winchester Rd.

Thanks for the pic!! I rode out to MEM today and saw the same thing but didn't have my camera with me. Amazing to see the first one! I guess it hasn't been converted yet bc wouldn't it have the windows plugged up?

Does anyone know anything about the conversion process and where everything takes place?
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Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:28 am

Quoting FedExFalcon (Reply 37):
Does anyone know anything about the conversion process and where everything takes place?

At ST Mobile in Alabama. http://www.staero.aero/www/keyoffering.asp?serkeyid=ODAwMDAwMDQ
 
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Mon Mar 05, 2007 6:48 am

Quoting Mematcer (Reply 36):
N915FD is on the ramp in MEM at hangars 11/12. It arrived at about 12:45pm 3/3. I couldn't get a photo from the tower--this is from Winchester Rd.

This is ex-BA aircraft G-BPEF 757-236(24120/174) with RR engines. Can't wait to see it painted!

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RE: One Of First FedEx 757s In Bangor Now

Mon Mar 05, 2007 10:38 am

The aircraft depicted in the STA photo in the link provided by Wjcandee in Reply 38 is 752 22174/11 in Basic BA Ndebele tail colours registered G-BIKC and is seen being converted for DHL.

34 former BA 752s went to DHL. At least 19 were converted to freighters at MEM and at least 14 were converted by IAI at TLV. The 34th aircraft, G-BMRG, 24102/179, now operated for DHL by European Air Transport as OO-DPI, was converted either in the US or Israel. Anyone now which?

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