About FedEx Express Cargo airline.

Amazing FedEx Express is a major American cargo airline based in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. As of 2023, it is the world's largest cargo airline in terms of fleet size and freight tons flown.


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FedEx Express is a major American cargo airline based in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. As of 2023, it is the world's largest cargo airline in terms of fleet size and freight tons flown. It is the namesake and leading subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, delivering freight and packages to more than 375 destinations over 220 countries across six continents each day. FedEx Express is also the world's largest express transportation company.

Amazing FEDEX Express

FedEx Logistics offers international air freight forwarding services connecting all major global markets — inbound and outbound, intercontinental and interregional. Our service coverage encompasses Europe, North America, the Asia Pacific region, Africa and the Middle East.



A Federal Express Boeing 727-100F, with several other 727s in the background. The Boeing 727s remained the backbone of the fleet until the mid-2000s.

The concept for what became Federal Express came to Fred Smith in the mid-1960s, while an undergraduate student at Yale. For an economics class, he submitted a paper which argued that in modern technological society time meant money more than ever before and with the advent of miniaturized electronic circuitry, very small components had become extremely valuable. He argued that the consumer society was becoming increasingly hungry for mass-produced electronic items, but 

Economic downturn

FedEx Express retired older McDonnell Douglas DC-10 (top) and Airbus A310 (bottom) aircraft amid the Great Recession

In thelate-2000s recession hit parent company FedEx Corporation and its express division hard. Many companies looking for ways to save money stopped shipping or moved to cheaper alternatives, such as surface shipping. FedEx Corporation announced large network capacity reductions at FedEx Express, including retiring some of its oldest and least efficient aircraft such as the McDonnell Douglas DC-10 and the Airbus A310. FedEx also announced layoffs and work hour reductions at some of its hubs

Created in 1971

IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded June 18, 1971; 52 years ago (as Federal Express)
Commenced operations April 17, 1973; 50 years ago
Fleet size 699
Destinations c. 375
Parent company FedEx Corporation
Headquarters Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Key people Frederick W. Smith (President & CEO)
Employees 278,000+ (2022)

The first FEDEX flight took place in  1972

Former FEDEX Air fleet

Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Replaced by Remarks
Airbus A310-200F 49 1994 2016 Boeing 757-200SF Includes N450FE, first A310 prototype.
Airbus A310-300F 21 2000 2020 Boeing 767-300ERF Last commercial flight was January 4, 2020.
Boeing 727-100F 75 1977 2013 Boeing 757-200SF Last commercial flight was June 21, 2013.
FedEx continues to sell the 727 engine hush kit developed with Pratt & Whitney.
Including N217FE, the last Boeing 727 ever built.
Boeing 727-200F
Boeing 737-200C 5 1978 1981 None
Boeing 747-100SF 11 1989 1996 McDonnell Douglas MD-11F Acquired from Flying Tiger Line merger
Boeing 747-200F 11
Dassault Falcon 20 33 1973 1985 Boeing 727
Douglas DC-8-73CF 6 1989 1991 None Acquired from Flying Tiger Line merger
MD DC-10-10F 25 1980 2021 Boeing 767-300F
MD DC-10-30F 6 1980 2022
MD MD-10-10F 64 1980 2021 Boeing 767-300F
MD  MD-10-30F 18 1980 2023 Boeing 767-300F

Current Aircraft Inventory FEDEX Express Airline

Aircraft Inservice Orders Notes
Airbus A300-600RF 65 Includes the last Airbus A300 ever built, N692FE.
Older aircraft to be retired and replaced by Boeing 767-300F.Largest operator of its type.
Boeing 737-400BDSF 5 Operated by ASL Airlines Belgium.
Boeing 737-800BCF 8 Operated by ASL Airlines Belgium.
Boeing 757-200SF 115 Largest operator of its type.
Boeing 767-300F 133 19 Deliveries through 2025.
Replacing older Airbus A300-600RF and MD-11F.Largest operator of its type.
Boeing 777F 55 4 Deliveries through 2025.
Replacing MD-11F.First operator in United States and largest operator of its type.
McDonnell Douglas MD-11F 46 Largest operator of its type.
To be retired and replaced by Boeing 767-300F and Boeing 777F.
Total 427 23
FedEx Feeder Contracted Fleet
ATR 42-300F 18
ATR 72-200F 19
ATR 72-600F 15 15 Launch customer.
Deliveries began in 2020.
Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster 234 Largest operator of its type.
Cessna 408 SkyCourier 12 38 Launch customer.
Deliveries began in May 2022.
Total 298 53



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AĆ©rospatiale ATR 72-600


General Info

Role Turboprop regional airliner
National origin France/Italy
Manufacturer ATR
First flight 27 October 1988
Introduction 27 October 1989 (Finnair)
Status In production, In service

Primary users


General Info

  • Crew: 4 (captain, first officer, 2 flight attendants)
  • Capacity: 72 seats at 74-centimetre (29 in) pitch standard, 2–2 abreast
  • Length: 27.17 m (89 ft 2 in)
  • Wingspan: 27.05 m (88 ft 9 in)
  • Width: 2.57 m (8 ft 5 in) (cabin, maximum)
  • Height: 7.65 m (25 ft 1 in)


  • Cruise speed: 510 km/h (320 mph, 
  • Range: 1,528 km (949 mi, 825 nmi) typical in-service OEW, 70 PAX@95 kg
  • Service ceiling: 7,600 m (25,000 ft) 
  • Rate of climb: 6.88 m/s (1,355 ft/min)
  • Fuel consumption: 1.49 kg/km (5.3 lb/mi)