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FedEx Keeping the 767 Alive

by Matt Falcus

FedEx 767-300

FedEx Express and Boeing have announced a significant order for 50 767-300F aircraft.

The airline has also taken 50 further options of the type.

Deliveries of these aircraft will begin in 2018 and complete in 2023.

This is a major boost for the type which has all but disappeared from order books, particularly in its passenger configuration. Lately, only cargo deliveries have been taking place, along with development of military variants. The 767 is built at Boeing’s Everett Paine Field production facility.

This new order will keep the type alive for another eight years at least, adding to the existing fleet of 767s FedEx has in service and on order. They will be used to replace older Airbus A300, A310 and McDonnell Douglas DC-10 aircraft being retired.

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