FedEx goes for B767s

As part of the modernization drive, these planes will replace the older MD-10s

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FedEx Express has placed an order for four 767 freighters. The 767s will help accelerate the express giant’s fleet modernization programme as it replaces its aging MD-10 freighter fleet, according to James Parker, FedEx Express executive vice president, air operations. “These new 767s will provide significantly improved reliability and are substantially more fuel-efficient than the aircraft they will replace,” he said. The 767s are based on the 767-300ER (extended range) passenger airplane. With the ability to carry approximately 58 tons of cargo, the 767-300 freighter has been considered ideal for developing new long-haul, regional or feeder markets.