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30 Years of Cargo Facts:  The First A300-600 Freighter

30 Years of Cargo Facts: The First A300-600 Freighter

May 16, 2011 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

In July, 1991, Cargo Facts reported that FedEx and Airbus had come to a deal whereby the express giant would purchase 25 A300-600 freighters with deliveries beginning in 1994. An artist’s rendering of the proposed freighter graced our cover that month. Airbus had previously built convertible versions of the A300Read More

30 Years of Cargo Facts: FedEx Makes It Big

30 Years of Cargo Facts: FedEx Makes It Big

April 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

It seems hard to believe now, but there was a time when wide-body aircraft were still new to FedEx, and when it operated just ten of them. Back in 1986, FedEx took delivery of the first new-build DC-10 built specifically for the carrier, N306FE (msn: 48287). On January 24. TheRead More

FedEx Feeder ATR-72

FedEx Feeder ATR-72

February 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm 0 comments

A sunset arrival for the Ketchikan Express. Every afternoon Empire Airlines flies an ATR from the isolated south Alaskan community of Ketchikan to FedEx’s facility at Seatac. Ketchikan is Alaska’s fifth largest city, but still only has a population of about 8,000 residents. N821FX (msn: 253) is a converted ATR-72-202Read More

Don't expect to see this livery on any TNT freighters tomorrow. Or even next year. But one of these days...

Cleveland Rocks

August 25, 2010 at 11:39 am 0 comments

FedEx currently runs 72 Airbus A300 freighters, almost all of them are A300-600’s, like N719FD (id: 388). This A300 was originally built for Air Algerie in 1986, but wasn’t taken up by that airline. It ran an Airbus test reg until Korean Air took delivery in 1989. FedEx bought itRead More

FedEx N479FE

FedEx N479FE

August 10, 2010 at 11:20 am 0 comments

This 1970s classic is resting in the sun at the south cargo area at Boston’s Logan International in the late afternoon. Built in 1978, N479FE (id: 21461/1337) began it’s life serving the world’s largest operator of 727s – Braniff. It even retains Braniff’s old customer code from Boeing, being aRead More