FedEx orders 24 Boeing B767 and B777 freighters
Boeing announced a new order from FedEx Express for twelve B767F and as many B777F. According to list price, this contract could amount to $6.6 billion.
The 767F, based on the airliner 767-300ER, can transport up to 52.7 tons of cargo with a range of 3,225 nautical miles (6,025 km). As for the 777F, it can fly 4,900 nautical miles (9,070 kilometers) with a payload of 112 tons (102 metric tonnes or 102,000 kg). According to Boeing, the 777 Freighter allowed FedEx to connect Asia with its hub in Memphis, United States, non-stop and reduce transit times by up to three hours.
FedEx is the biggest operator of Boeing 767F and B777F with respectively 58 and 35 in service within its fleet. It also operates 119 Boeing 757 Freighters.
Air cargo carriers are adding capacity to keep up with demand, either by converting passenger airplanes into freighters or ordering new production cargo jets. With the latest order from FedEx Express, Boeing has sold more than 50 widebody freighters so far in 2018.
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