FedEx Express is continuing its aggressive approach to growing its fleet, taking delivery of a 777F and a 767-300F this week [FATs 007942-7943].
Fresh out of production, the 777F (66259) will be the first of its type delivered to FedEx in 2022. It was ferried from Everett (PAE) to Memphis (MEM) on Aug. 30. The express integrator that same day also took delivery of its fifth factory-built 767-300F (63135) this year, which was ferried from PAE to Indianapolis (IND).
After taking delivery of the twin-engine widebody freighters, FedEx now has thirty-three 767-300Fs on its backlog with an option for fifty more. Boeing’s order book indicates there are eight 777Fs remaining to be delivered to the express integrator, which also has an option for twenty-three additional aircraft.
FedEx, which is equipping some of its 777Fs with Telair cargo loading system modifications to fulfill Civil Reserve Air Fleet program requirements, last took delivery of a new 777F in October 2021 and now has fifty-two, including one it acquired from Etihad Airways.
FedEx has been actively building its fleet capacity on a regional scale, taking delivery of the first SkyCourier and placing it with its regional partner carrier Mountain Air Cargo in May, and also partnering with AirDialog — its first Part 135 partner in two decades — to extend its feeder routes in the Southwest U.S.
Meanwhile, FedEx has also taken delivery of four new ATR 72-600Fs so far in 2022 and placed them with ASL Airlines Ireland for CMI operation.
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