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FedEx: 747-200 / -400 Freighter.

Fri Nov 13, 1998 6:19 pm

This is a article I was emailed at work. I thought alot of you would like to know this but Federal Express will have 747-200 and 747-400s cargo aircraft in it's fleet. You could read it for your selfs.

Atlas Air Signs Contract With Federal Express
GOLDEN, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 12, 1998--Atlas Air, Inc. (NYSE:CGO - news) announced today that it has entered into a standard ACMI agreement with Federal Express Corporation (NYSE:FDX - news) for the lease of two Atlas 747-400 freighters and one Atlas 747-200 freighter.

Service provided under this contract will begin in the fourth quarter of this year.

``We are pleased to announce this agreement with FedEx representing the extension of a long-term relationship,'' stated Michael A. Chowdry, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Atlas Air. ``Atlas has been having discussions with FedEx as a potential customer since our decision to purchase the ultra long-range, high-payload 747-400F. The 747 is uniquely suited to the global route structures of international operators such as FedEx.''

Under the terms of this contract, Atlas will provide FedEx with the aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance (ACMI) for airport-to-airport international airfreight services for a guaranteed number of operating hours each month. Federal Express does not operate any 747 freighters.

Atlas Air is a United States certificated air carrier that operates a fleet of 747 freighter aircraft. Atlas operates its fleet for customers that include some of the world's leading air carriers, including Alitalia, British Airways, Cargolux, China Airlines, El Al, Emirates, FastAir, Iberia, KLM, LAS, SAS and Thai International Airways, serving 62 cities in 38 countries.
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RE: FedEx: 747-200 / -400 Freighter.

Sat Nov 14, 1998 2:12 am

Ya I saw that yesterday and it about time FedEx get some 747's
back! Christmas is coming!
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RE: FedEx: 747-200 / -400 Freighter.

Sat Nov 14, 1998 3:45 am

I think this means that FedEx cargo will be traveling on the 747s, but that is the most FedEx will ever have to do with them. They are just leasing the use of the planes from Atlas. Too bad, because the 744F is quite a machine. I would like to see it in FedEx colors. Atlas Air has a great paint sceme too -- I was disappointed not to see it as someone's selection for best tail. Now that the MD-11 is winding down its run, the 744F will be the only heavy freighter available, since Airbus doesn't have anything of that type available.
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RE: FedEx: 747-200 / -400 Freighter.

Sat Nov 14, 1998 4:44 am

I think Atlas Air has a real nice tail! It's only did I discover it
after I posted the "Look at my Tail" that I realized that it
should have been on my list! I was under the impression
that FedEx bought the 747's from Atlas but I guess there
leasing them for the holiday season. I would love to see
a 747 400 in FedEx livery with FedEx painted on the winglets!

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