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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Did you know that in 2001, FedEx Express signed a 7-year contract to transport Express Mail and Priority Mail for the United States Postal Service?


Did you knows that FedEx Express is a cargo airline based in Memphis, Tennessee, United States?


Did you know that Fed Ex is the world's largest airline in terms of freight tons flown and the world's second largest in terms of fleet size?

Did you know that it is a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation, delivering packages and freight to more than 375 destinations in nearly every country each day?




Its headquarters are in Memphis with its global "SuperHub" located at Memphis International Airport.[3]


Did you know that FedEx Express was founded in 1971 as the Federal Express Corporation?[5]

Did you know that FedEx was originally founded by Fred Smith in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1971?

Did you know that after a lack of support from the Little Rock National Airport, Smith moved the company to Memphis, Tennessee and the Memphis International Airport in 1973?[6]


Did you know that Federal Express installed its first drop box in 1975 which allowed customers to drop off packages without going to a company local branch?[6]


Did you know that the 1977 Airline Deregulation Act (Public Law 95-163) removed restrictions on the routes operated by all-cargo airlines, and enabled Federal Express to purchase its first large aircraft: seven Boeing 727-100s?[6]

Did you know that In 1978,Fed Ex went public and was listed on The New York Stock Exchange?[6]

Did you know that in 1979 Fed Ex became the first shipping company to use a computer to manage packages when it launched "COSMOS" (Customers, Operations and Services Master Online System), a centralized computer system to manage people, packages, vehicles and weather scenarios in real time?

Did you know that in 1980Fed Ex implemented "DADS" (Digitally Assisted Dispatch System) to coordinate on-call pickups for customers; this system allows customers to schedule pickups for the same day?[6]



Did you know that in 1994, Federal Express adopted the "FedEx" name, formalizing the abbreviation that until then was unofficial?

Did you know that in 1994 FedEx launched Fedex.com as the first transportation web site to offer online package tracking, which allowed customers to conduct business via the internet?

Did you know that in 1995, the company acquired air routes from Evergreen International to start services to China, and opened an Asia and Pacific hub in Subic Bay International Airport in the Philippines?


Did you know that in 2001, FedEx Express signed a 7-year contract to transport Express Mail and Priority Mail for the United States Postal Service?

Did you know that this contract allowed FedEx to place drop boxes at every USPS post office, in 2007, the contract was extended until September 2013. USPS continues to be the largest customer of FedEx Express?[11]





Did you know that the FedEx Express fleet consists of the following aircraft as of February 28, 2011? [23]
FedEx Express fleet
Aircraft Total Notes
Airbus A300-600 71
Airbus A310-200/300 56 Exiting service: 3 in 2012
Boeing 727–200 75 Exiting service:
7 in 2011, 24 in 2012, 9 in 2013, 19 in 2014, 10 in 2015, 6 in 2016
Replacement aircraft: Boeing 757–200
Fitted with hush kits
Boeing 757–200 55
(13 used orders)
Entering service: 2 in 2011, 11 in 2012
Replacing Boeing 727–200
Boeing 777F 12
(25 orders)
(15 options)
Entry into service: 2009–2019
Entering service: 6 in 2012, 6 in 2013, 7 in 2014, 3 in 2015, 3 in 2016
McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10 58
McDonnell Douglas MD-10-30 17 Exiting service: 1 in 2012, 2 in 2013, 3 in 2014
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 63 Entry into service: 1 in 2011
ATR 42-300/320 26 Operated as FedEx Feeder
ATR 72–200 21 Operated as FedEx Feeder
Cessna Caravan 208A 1 Operated as FedEx Feeder
Cessna Caravan 208B 242 Entry into service: 5 in 2012, 5 in 2013
Operated as FedEx Feeder
Total 697(+49 orders)
FedEx fleet in 2008


Did you know that FedEx Express operates the world's largest cargo airfleet with 697 aircraft,[24] and is the largest operator of the Airbus A300, Airbus A310, ATR 42, Boeing 727, Cessna 208, McDonnell Douglas DC-10/MD-10, and the McDonnell Douglas MD-11?



Did you know that FedEx Express   member a is one of the world's largest airfleets,of the United States Civil Reserve Air Fleet in terms of aircraft pledged?[30]

 

Did you know that FedEx contract these carriers?



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1 comment:

Mr08FedEx said...

check out this fedex youtube video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vB_dwZPlwMg

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