Re: 777F

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Date:         13 Oct 95 01:30:28 
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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.