From: firstname.lastname@example.org (BBost0325) Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364) Date: 13 Oct 95 01:30:28 References: 1 Followups: 1
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The 777F for FedEx may necessarity not be better over the MD-11. FedEx already has a large DC-10 fleet and the MD-11 compliments it well with its similar size, same manufacturer & aircraft commonality, increased range, etc. The 777F also may not be the right size for the standard AMJ, AYY, SAA, or AKE freight cans FedEx uses. The MD-11 seems to pack them in nicely from what I've seen on the FedEx ramp. If the 777F is even just a few feet wider, it wastes space on the aicraft if the cans can't be optimally placed there. As for the 747-400F for FedEx, it will probably never happen. They don't like their 747s now (they just don't fit their operation) and will rid all of them in the next 5 years or so.