From: "Nicolas E. Murat" <vis@elaine13.Stanford.EDU> Organization: Stanford University Date: 31 Oct 95 00:31:29 References: 1 2 Followups: 1
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On 13 Oct 1995, BBost0325 wrote: > 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. Fed Ex also has quite a large fleet of Airbus A310's and A300-600's for the operations. Airbus is investing a lot of time and money into Fed Ex and Freighter as they are eyeing more and more Express Shipping companies.