FedEx adds B767F to its Madrid-Paris route as part of modernisation
FEDEX Express has added a new Boeing 767-300 freighter that will operate five times a week on its Madrid, Spain to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport route
FEDEX Express has added a new Boeing 767-300 freighter that will operate five times a week on its Madrid, Spain to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport route.
This is the second Boeing 767F to commence service in Europe for the company. The first one began operations in July on the Dublin-London-Paris route.
The new Boeing 767F can transport up to 41 tonnes (91,000 pounds) of cargo, which represents a 16 per cent rise in capacity compared to the aircraft it replaces. It is also nine per cent more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, which combined with the higher capacity, lowers emissions by 21 per cent per pound, reported London's Air Cargo News.
Vice president operations for Spain and Portugal Paloma Romero-Salazar said: 'Modernising our fleet with cleaner, quieter and more efficient aircraft is a top priority for FedEx Express and this new freighter represents another exciting milestone in this process.'
FedEx began upgrading its fleet in 2007. Since then, 210 new aircraft have been introduced into its fleet which now totals 679 planes.
The company aims to cut aircraft emissions intensity by 30 per cent from a 2005 baseline by 2020. Across its fleet, aircraft emissions have already been cut by 22.6 per cent.
However, while it is replacing aircraft with more modern versions, it has also announced a fleet reduction as it looks to combat unfavourable market conditions.
FedEx chairman Fred Smith said the airline would retire 20 MD-10-10 aircraft over the current and next fiscal year. It is also 'highly likely' that it would axe its remaining ten A310 aircraft this year.
'In addition, we are parking the equivalent capacity of seven MD-11 aircraft this fiscal year,' Mr Smith added.