Boeing and FedEx Express have inked a $6.6 billion order for 12 767 Freighters and 12 777 Freighters. FedEx Express CEO David Cunningham, says: “We are taking another positive step in our fleet modernisation programme as we add more efficient, lower emission aircraft to our global fleet.
“The Boeing 767 and 777 Freighters have brought greater efficiency and reliability to our air operations. The 777, with its tremendous range characteristics, has allowed us to provide faster transit times around the globe. We are excited to add more of these aircraft to our fleet.”
Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO, Kevin McAllister, says: “We are honoured that FedEx has again placed its trust on the wings of the Boeing 767 and 777. This repeat order is a big vote of confidence in Boeing’s market-leading freighter family and the long-term outlook for airfreight.”
The 767 Freighter, based on the 767-300ER (extended range) passenger jet, can carry approximately 52.7 tonnes of revenue cargo with intercontinental range, making it a flexible platform for serving long-haul, regional or feeder markets. The 777 Freighter can fly 9,070km with a payload of 102 tonnes and uses 18 per cent less fuel compared to the aircraft it replaces.