FedEx continues fleet modernisation with latest B767

By Damian Brett

FedEx B767-300F

FedEx has continued its European fleet modernisation programme with the deployment of its latest B767-300F on a service between Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) and Milan Malpensa.

The newly-introduced aircraft operates six times a week and connects FedEx hubs in Milano Malpensa and Paris CDG  – one of the major FedEx hubs in Europe alongside Cologne and Liège.

The express firm said the new aircraft offered “superior environmental performance compared with the aircraft it replaces, including noise reduction benefits” and extra capacity.

The new Boeing 767F can carry up to 91,000 pounds of cargo (41 tonnes), which represents an increase in capacity of approximately 16% compared with the aircraft it replaces.

It is also 9% percent more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, which combined with the higher capacity, reduces emissions by 21% per pound.

FedEx began upgrading its fleet in 2007. Since then, 210 new aircraft have been introduced into the FedEx fleet which is now comprised of 679 planes.

Last year the company ordered an additional 12 Boeing 777 Freighters and 12 Boeing 767 Freighters.

The FedEx Express target is to reduce aircraft emissions intensity by 30% from a 2005 baseline by 2020.

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