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FX questions

Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:44 pm

Regarding COVID, I have some questions about Fedex.

A300- Will retirement speed up/slow down? I love the A300, but I think it is repetitive bcz of the already huge amount of 757s/767s in the fleet. However, COVID meant a short increase in cargo flights
A310- dead in a hole
737- What is the anomaly with that single 738 they have? Why only 1?
757- Most are over 25. However, FX has a crush on them. Why?
767-
777-
DC-10 - Will they stay a few more months than expected? Bcz of COVID? I think they are repetitive, but I don't know
MD-11 All I know is that they are gradually getting out of the longer flights and will stay mostly in the North America.
 
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Re: FX questions

Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:10 pm

737 - not operated by then so no biggie IMO (wet leased from West Atlantic for European market). And remember while they only have 1 738F, they have 9 734Fs (again, wet leased, this time from ASL Belgium)
757 - age does not matter on airliners, cycle/hours does. And most of them have plenty of life left given they fly 2-4 segments a day at most.
DC-10 - my understanding from other posters here is that they're coming up for HMVs and hence why retired.
MD-11 - apparently GE birds are kept while PW birds are retired?

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Re: FX questions

Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:13 pm

Boeing757100 wrote:
757- Most are over 25. However, FX has a crush on them. Why?


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Re: FX questions

Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:40 pm

Boeing757100 wrote:
Regarding COVID, I have some questions about Fedex.

A300- Will retirement speed up/slow down? I love the A300, but I think it is repetitive bcz of the already huge amount of 757s/767s in the fleet. However, COVID meant a short increase in cargo flights
A310- dead in a hole
737- What is the anomaly with that single 738 they have? Why only 1?
757- Most are over 25. However, FX has a crush on them. Why?
767-
777-
DC-10 - Will they stay a few more months than expected? Bcz of COVID? I think they are repetitive, but I don't know
MD-11 All I know is that they are gradually getting out of the longer flights and will stay mostly in the North America.


A lot of this has been covered already
A300: Older PW powered birds will continue to be parked. Newer ones are VERY new, will see decades more service
A310: The fleet has already been retired.
737: What? Are you referring to the european contractor operated 737s? Non in service in with FX.
757: these are recent additions to replace the 727 fleet. Not going anywhere for a long while.
767: Expect future top-up orders
777: still delivering
MD-10: Being retired as they hit heavy checks. Many were pushed on through an additional heavy check years ago instead of planned retirement due to Amazon volume at the time. Engines are an issue.
MD-11: PW birds are being parked, GE birds continuing. Multiple stories on the ex-LH airframes whether they are for spares or service.
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Re: FX questions

Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:24 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FedEx_Express#Fleet

Per the above link, there are still 46 Boeing 767s on order for a total of 134 once the order has been filled.
All the DC/MD-10s will be retired.
The newest MD-11s will remain in service.
There will be 58 777Fs once the order is filled.

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