Boeing has delivered the first 767-300 Freighter to shipping company FedEx Express.
The delivery supports the FedEx strategy to modernise its fleet with more efficient freighters.
“Today’s delivery of our first Boeing 767 Freighter is another step forward in our fleet modernisation strategy,” said James Parker, executive vice president of air operations, FedEx Express.
“The 767 is approximately 30 per cent more fuel efficient and has unit operating costs that are more than 20 per cent lower than the aircraft they will replace.
“The net effect is an aircraft that is more affordable to operate and has lower carbon emissions because of better fuel efficiency.”
The 767 Freighter is an ideal upgrade for the fleet serving the FedEx Express domestic network, providing improved fuel, maintenance and cost savings over the MD-10 freighters it will replace.
FedEx Express gains additional efficiency through the ability to share parts, tooling and flight simulators between the 767 and the more than 70 757 Freighters already in its fleet.
“We are excited to see the 767 Freighter join the FedEx fleet,” said Brad McMullen, vice president of North America sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“The 767 Freighter, with its tremendous efficiency among medium wide-body cargo airplanes, will complement FedEx’s fleet and support fast, reliable deliveries to customers around the world.”