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by FedEx
Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Replacing 727 With?
Replies: 65
Views: 10621

RE: FedEx Replacing 727 With?

To make a long story short, even we don't know what will replace the 727-200's as of yet. I understand we have a short list which comprises of the two obvious choices as front runners, the 737 and the 757. Boeing pitched us the 757 as a last ditch effort in keeping the line open but it was turned do...

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by FedEx
Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tiara Air Of Aruba Takes Off!
Replies: 16
Views: 6351

RE: Tiara Air Of Aruba Takes Off!

In my opinion, after working on and with damn near every aircraft that seats between 19 and 50 people, the Shorts 360 is the ULTIMATE start up aircraft for 121 ops between relatively close locations. Sure it's slow, but it is as cheap to operate as it gets. Here is a plane that hauls 36 pax dirt che...

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by FedEx
Sat Mar 04, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Purpose Of Malta's Very Long Runways?
Replies: 34
Views: 9771

RE: Purpose Of Malta's Very Long Runways?

I may be wrong, but I thought I remembered hearing NASA had something to do with the current length of the runway as a suitable emergency field for the shuttle. Has anyone else heard of this?

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by FedEx
Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of Northwest Airlines?
Replies: 67
Views: 11417

RE: Fate Of Northwest Airlines?

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by FedEx
Sat Jan 21, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Neeleman Says 10 New Cities
Replies: 133
Views: 12895

RE: Neeleman Says 10 New Cities

My guess is for KMLB. I know that the airport is trying hard to land another airline and the way the Space Coast is growing, I am sure that it's starting to look tempting for another airline to "test the waters". I am also a little bias since that is my hometown airport.

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by FedEx
Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Babies In First
Replies: 78
Views: 8515

RE: Babies In First

It's all about the parent being prepared. I don't know if it was from growing up with both of my parents being in the industry (read space avail. travel) or maybe it's just common sence. Up until this last summer, my wife, 2 year old daughter, and I had flown several times in F from <acronym title="...

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by FedEx
Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merry C'mas To Those Who Deserve It: Cargo People!
Replies: 23
Views: 4042

RE: Merry C'mas To Those Who Deserve It: Cargo People!

Thank you all. I am very proud to work for FedEx, but I am also proud of the cargo side of the industry overall. We work when the rest of the world sleeps through the mosquitos during the summer nights, to frostbite during the winter days. This isn't the glory that most people think of when they fir...

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by FedEx
Fri Dec 02, 2005 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Future Cities?
Replies: 99
Views: 11326

RE: JetBlue Future Cities?

I would love to see MLB-JFK, or MLB-Anywhere.

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by FedEx
Fri Nov 18, 2005 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MBJ Upgrade Progress
Replies: 2
Views: 1516

RE: MBJ Upgrade Progress

I haven't been back since September, but at that time it appeared that only painting, some minor work, and cleaning up was all that was left. I should be back before the new year, so if the website is still not up, I will take some pics.

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by FedEx
Fri Nov 18, 2005 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: King Air Landing Gear Issue @ KFTY
Replies: 16
Views: 6378

RE: King Air Landing Gear Issue @ Kfty

Raytheon has a great Maintenance facility there at FTY.

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by FedEx
Sat Nov 12, 2005 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GSO NW Hub?
Replies: 19
Views: 3330

RE: GSO NW Hub?

They had a 72S from <acronym title="Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International (GSO / KGSO), USA - North Carolina">GSO</acronym> to <acronym title="Asheville - Regional (AVL / KAVL), USA - North Carolina">AVL</acronym>? Does anyone know what the load factors were on that segment? I am just suprised t...

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by FedEx
Sat Nov 05, 2005 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: More Info On Possible CIA Plane
Replies: 97
Views: 7324

RE: More Info On Possible CIA Plane

If I remember correctly, this CASA has been for sale for quite some time. It is one of only a very few CN-235's that have ever been N-numbered. The market for such an aircraft (sky dive clubs, smoke jumping, military contracts, etc...) is relatively small, and the amount of money they are asking (I ...

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by FedEx
Sat Nov 05, 2005 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The 737 Replacement (Pictures)
Replies: 57
Views: 17503

RE: The 737 Replacement (Pictures)

Looks like a Seattle built An-148.

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by FedEx
Thu Nov 03, 2005 6:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Memphis Belle To Be Restored In Dayton OH
Replies: 17
Views: 5705

RE: Memphis Belle To Be Restored In Dayton OH

The Belle was located at <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym> until the late 1980's, she was then taken apart, restored and relocated to Mud Island where she stayed until 2003, when once again we took her apart and moved her to <acronym title="San Dieg...

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by FedEx
Thu Nov 03, 2005 1:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Create Your Own Air Force "The Propellor Years"
Replies: 9
Views: 7213

RE: Create Your Own Air Force "The Propellor Years"

I love these!

Fighter- Bearcat
Attack- Martin Mauler
Bomber- PB4Y-2
Transport- C-119
Trainer- T-6

[Edited 2005-11-03 05:33:19]

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by FedEx
Thu Nov 03, 2005 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: End Of A300/A310 - When?
Replies: 29
Views: 5445

RE: End Of A300/A310 - When?

I think FedEx just ordered another 6 or 8 new A306's.

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by FedEx
Mon Oct 24, 2005 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Way To Go Delta!
Replies: 52
Views: 11098

RE: Way To Go Delta!

I am with you guys as well. I go out of my way to use Delta just for their track record of excellent travel experiences with them. Living in Memphis, most of the time it would be a lot easier to use <acronym title="Northwest Airlines (USA)">NW</acronym>, but I chose to give my money to a quality car...

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by FedEx
Fri Aug 26, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx 727 Future
Replies: 38
Views: 5441

FedEx 727 Future

Part of a meeting today at work was centered on fleet development and the 727's were the main focus. It seems that the 727-100's should be completely out of the FedEx fleet by fall of next year, however for all of you 727 lovers, don't despair. The 727-200's will remain in FedEx service for the "for...

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by FedEx
Sun Aug 21, 2005 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MX Strike Having Virtually No Effect On NW Ops
Replies: 46
Views: 5463

RE: MX Strike Having Virtually No Effect On NW Ops

Quoting UAL747DEN (Reply 12): They are the ones with more knowledge and know-how than anyone. They will be able to train the new guys and take care of the problems with no problem. Have you ever heard the old airline maintenance saying that goes something like: "Those who can't fix, teach. Those who...

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by FedEx
Sun Aug 21, 2005 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Does NW Only Let MX Push Planes?
Replies: 39
Views: 6443

RE: Why Does NW Only Let MX Push Planes?

Here in <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym>, FedEx has started to utilize ASA's (aircraft service attendants) for push crews after having mechanics push and catch the aircraft from day one of the company. Maint. still does a good bit of the pushes and...

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by FedEx
Wed Aug 03, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx's Schedule At Memphis...anybody Aware Of It?
Replies: 31
Views: 13928

RE: FedEx's Schedule At Memphis...anybody Aware Of It?

Wow, I was way off. We have 185 gates here in MEM.

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by FedEx
Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx's Schedule At Memphis...anybody Aware Of It?
Replies: 31
Views: 13928

RE: FedEx's Schedule At Memphis...anybody Aware Of It?

We run 2 complete sorts a day every day except Saturday nights and Sundays. A sort is when all the flights come in, unload, the packages are sorted (hence the name) loaded back on different aircraft, and everybody leaves. Because time is of the highest priority, we have a minimum amount of aircraft ...

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by FedEx
Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Memphis International Airport
Replies: 52
Views: 9638

RE: The Future Of Memphis International Airport

There are rumors here in Memphis about Tunica Airport trying to enter the "please come here Southwest" race as soon as their expansion is complete. With such a low O&D percentage here in Memphis, I can't see it happening. I don't know how much business travels to either Nashville or Little Rock from...

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by FedEx
Sun Jul 24, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Maxjet 767 Is Here!
Replies: 18
Views: 3757

RE: Maxjet 767 Is Here!

I think these guys are going to do great. A Transatlantic LCC is long overdue.

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by FedEx
Sun Jul 17, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate Of Delta 732 Fleet?
Replies: 31
Views: 6843

RE: Fate Of Delta 732 Fleet?

Just flew home a few weeks ago (MLB) and was suprised to be on a 732 on the <acronym title="Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson International (The William B Hartsfield) (ATL / KATL), USA - Georgia">ATL</acronym>-MLB leg both coming and going. The last time I flew one was in 2000 from <acronym title="Raleig...

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by FedEx
Thu May 12, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Twice 737 Operators
Replies: 4
Views: 1101

RE: Twice 737 Operators

I guess Midway (I and <acronym title="Business Air (United Kingdom)">II</acronym> together) would also fit into that category. While based in <acronym title="Chicago - Midway International (MDW / KMDW), USA - Illinois">MDW</acronym>, they flew B737-200's, then after a stint where the airline closed,...

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by FedEx
Sat May 07, 2005 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Aren't "freighter" Company's Crying Poverty
Replies: 57
Views: 6096

RE: Why Aren't "freighter" Company's Crying Poverty

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by FedEx
Thu Apr 28, 2005 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sterling Airways To Start LCC Route CPH-MCO!
Replies: 21
Views: 5668

RE: Sterling Airways To Start LCC Route CPH-MCO!

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by FedEx
Tue Apr 26, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sterling Airways To Start LCC Route CPH-MCO!
Replies: 21
Views: 5668

RE: Sterling Airways To Start LCC Route CPH-MCO!

I thought MLB was lobbying hard for this service to try and break into the Europe/Central Florida market.

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by FedEx
Sun Apr 17, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Only 2 Reversers On The A380?
Replies: 22
Views: 7187

RE: Only 2 Reversers On The A380?

What we were told by Airbus, is that originally they were not going to put t/r's on the aircraft at all due to the fact that the multiple brakes were more than enough for stopping on any forseen scenario. The addition of t/r's on the inboard engines evolved from the request of the pilots group durin...

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by FedEx
Sun Apr 10, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Memphis Hub
Replies: 106
Views: 10493

RE: Northwest Memphis Hub

As far as why more Memphians don't fly, I have wondered this myself over the last 3 years living in <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym>. Just taking the group I work with as a cross-section of the local population, I have come to this conclusion: Ther...

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by FedEx
Mon Mar 28, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Fedex Hiring?
Replies: 6
Views: 3019

RE: Is Fedex Hiring?

Over at the sim building last week I passed two classes of new hires of about 30 pilots each.

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by FedEx
Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cemetary On BWI Grounds..
Replies: 18
Views: 4072

RE: Cemetary On BWI Grounds..

I just remembered that a year or two ago they were doing some ramp work here at MEM and unearthed an unmapped cemetery in the middle of the West ramp.

FedEx

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by FedEx
Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cemetary On BWI Grounds..
Replies: 18
Views: 4072

RE: Cemetary On BWI Grounds..

Two more airports off the top of my head with cemeteries on the property besides ORD, is RDU and CKB.

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by FedEx
Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which Airline's Fleet Has Different Types Of A/Cs?
Replies: 16
Views: 5138

RE: Which Airline's Fleet Has Different Types Of A

FedEx: 727-100,727-200,A310-200,A310-300,A300-600,Dc-10-10,Dc-10-30,MD-10-10,MD-10-30,MD-11,A380(On Order). Mix that up with every engine combination available on each airframe (minus any <acronym title="Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)">RR</acronym> powerplants) and you have quite a variety (or hea...

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by FedEx
Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...
Replies: 222
Views: 28545

RE: WN "Major Announcement" Tuesday...

I agree with the "Herb retiring" crowd myself.

BTW DC-10GUY, We were told last week that FedEx has scrapped the 737 idea.

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by FedEx
Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AeroCaribe Gets First F-100 (ex-Mexicana)
Replies: 17
Views: 4035

RE: AeroCaribe Gets First F-100 (ex-Mexicana)

Did Mexicana do any mods to the pack units while they had them? IMO they are the "achilles heel" of a very solid aircraft. I cannot imagine keeping the cabin cool in the middle of a Mexican summer.

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by FedEx
Sat Oct 30, 2004 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Buy More Aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 5036

RE: FedEx Buy More Aircraft

Let me add to that exception list that we have no Rolls Royce powered aircraft

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by FedEx
Sat Oct 30, 2004 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Buy More Aircraft
Replies: 18
Views: 5036

RE: FedEx Buy More Aircraft

We unfortunately (for maintenance) run nearly every engine varient offered on each airframe type with the only few exceptions that I can think of are:

Only GE powered DC-10's

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by FedEx
Sun Oct 17, 2004 7:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aviation Mechanics
Replies: 22
Views: 6882

RE: Aviation Mechanics

I must agree with 737doctor. I feel truely blessed to have finally made it to what I consider the best of airline jobs. I work for a incredibly stable company who is making money hand over fist even during these hard times, earning close to the top in wages for our industry, but would not consider r...

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by FedEx
Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line
Replies: 96
Views: 17475

RE: NWA Wants Boeing To RE Open B757 Line

As I understand it here in <acronym title="Memphis - International (MEM / KMEM), USA - Tennessee">MEM</acronym>, FedEx is reconsidering the 757 along with several other options since the US 737 deal never happened. <b><acronym title="Great China Airlines and Italy First">IF</acronym></b> (once again...

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by FedEx
Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx And The 380 At MEM
Replies: 23
Views: 5560

RE: FedEx And The 380 At MEM

They are planning the A380 ramp to be located on the south side of 9/27 between the current B check hangars and the Aviation tech school. The hangar for the A380 will be attached to that ramp. E34 is now known as 510 I believe.

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by FedEx
Sun Aug 29, 2004 7:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Does FedEx Think Of Their MD-10s?
Replies: 17
Views: 5203

RE: What Does FedEx Think Of Their MD-10s?

nwafflyer, As Gignil said, you can look at the nose for "MD-10" painted, or you can look at the top of the fuselage at the VHF blade antenna. On the DC-10's they are located on the centerline roughly above the middle of the main cargo door, while on the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-1...

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by FedEx
Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:02 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: When Would The Folland Gnat Run Out Of Life
Replies: 21
Views: 8894

RE: When Would The Folland Gnat Run Out Of Life

Was the AT-28 the first aircraft in the ADF inventory? I love the requirement of a civilian pilot's license as a prerequisite, a MUST for Alaska flying. Any DC-3's or Twin Otters in the inventory through the years?

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by FedEx
Sat Aug 28, 2004 6:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: When Would The Folland Gnat Run Out Of Life
Replies: 21
Views: 8894

RE: When Would The Folland Gnat Run Out Of Life

The F-<acronym title="Trans International Express (USA)">5B</acronym> would make sence if you are running the F-<acronym title="Alpine Aviation (USA)">5A</acronym>, but the T-33 would be a good addition as a "lead in" trainer and double as a COIN bird in a pinch. What are you using for your roundels...

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by FedEx
Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx Plans?
Replies: 17
Views: 3068

RE: FedEx Plans?

I WISH, my hometown is MLB, and that would be commuting distance for me. I have heard some rumors about increasing service into <acronym title="Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International (Regional) (RSW / KRSW), USA - Florida">RSW</acronym>, but nothing about <acronym title="Orlando - Sanford (Cen...

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by FedEx
Wed Aug 25, 2004 5:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: When Would The Folland Gnat Run Out Of Life
Replies: 21
Views: 8894

RE: When Would The Folland Gnat Run Out Of Life

L188, I actually joined after only being a visitor of A.net for the last many years just to reply to your topic. I am in the middle of doing the same "Historical Revision" , and I am having similar problems, but mine is with a choice of fighter aircraft during the period of Mid 60's to Mid 70's in P...

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by FedEx
Fri Jul 02, 1999 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Finally Expanding
Replies: 20
Views: 1111

RE: American Fleet Plans

Sounds like a good plan except the B727's!
I like the idea of more Boeings though!
How about some B717's to replace the
cow B727's? Thanks for the information
William!

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by FedEx
Fri Jul 02, 1999 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Northwest Airlines
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

RE: Northworst Airlines

Let's just say their nickname lives up
to their service unless your in 1stClass.
Northworst!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Have fun on your trip though! Don't
worry enjoy your time off the plane!

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by FedEx
Fri Jul 02, 1999 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air And FedEx Merger?
Replies: 8
Views: 3786

Atlas Air And FedEx Merger?

Atlas Air stock has been going up like a balloon on a windy day! FedEx badly needs the 747 back in it's system so they can fly from Bejing to Memphis. Rumors galore have Atlas Air doing something or anouncing something big soon and it could be a merger. I hope FedEx and Atlas merge! Both companies a...

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