FedEx Fleet Modernisation Continues with Introduction of New Boeing 767F in Europe
FedEx Express launches new aircraft as part of the company’s fleet modernisation strategy using more efficient, lower CO2 and, reduced noise emission planes
FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), and the world’s largest express transportation company, is giving Dublin businesses greater opportunity to trade globally, with the introduction of a new Boeing 767F cargo jet into its European fleet.
As part of its ongoing fleet modernisation strategy, the new freighter offers more capacity for the existing Dublin-London-Paris route, offering Irish businesses that export to the UK, and mainland Europe, greater opportunity to ship their goods.
The first Boeing 767F to begin service in Europe for FedEx, the new aircraft brings superior capacity and environmental performance compared to the aircraft it replaces, including noise reduction to the FedEx fleet as part of the company’s ongoing investment in its European air and road networks.
The newly introduced aircraft operates five times a week and connects FedEx hubs in Dublin, London Stansted, and Paris-Charles de Gaulle - one of the major FedEx hubs in Europe alongside Cologne and Liège.
The new Boeing 767F can carry up to 91,000 pounds of cargo, which represents an increase in capacity of approximately 16% compared to the aircraft it replaces. The new freighter is also 9% percent more fuel efficient than its predecessor, which combined with the higher capacity, reduces emissions by 21% per pound.
“We’re very excited about the introduction of the new Boeing 767F on the Dublin-London-Paris route. 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. The increased capacity of the Boeing 767F will also offer Irish customers who export, greater opportunity to ship their goods to both the UK and mainland Europe,” said Eser Sezek, managing director, Ireland Operations.
Sezek added, “At our Dublin hub we are absolutely committed to providing exceptional service to customers whilst minimizing the impact of our operations on the local area. This new aircraft, in addition to the B777 aircraft we already operate, will provide excellent service reliability.”
Preparations for the arrival of the new Boeing 767F started a number of months ago. Thousands of hours of comprehensive training have been undertaken by team members, including air operations, ramp agents and technicians.