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End of an Era as FedEx Express Retires Last B727 – FedEx Newsroom

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 21, 2013 — For 35 years, Boeing 727 aircraft were a reliable workhorse for the world’s largest express transportation company. Today, the venerable 727 narrow-body freighter closes an enduring chapter in aviation history as FedEx becomes the last major carrier to retire the aircraft from service. The retirement is part of the …

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FedEx permanently retires 24 freighters – DC Velocity

FedEx Corp.’s decision late yesterday to permanently ground 24 aircraft and 43 aircraft engines may be the first step in a deeper restructuring of the company’s domestic air operations. The company is looking to adjust costs in response to a secular downshift in U.S. air cargo volumes. The Memphis-based giant said it would retire 18 …

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FedEx Marks 40th Anniversary with Community Service, Eye to the Future – Yahoo! Finance

The company that launched the overnight delivery industry is forty years old. On April 17, 1973, FedEx Corp. (FDX), then known as Federal Express, began operations at the Memphis International Airport with the delivery of 186 packages to 25 U.S. cities. Today, FedEx and its four operating companies handle more than 9 million packages each …

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FedEx gives plane to fire training center at Helena airport – Helena Independent Record

After nearly 34 years of ferrying passengers and packages, a FedEx jet will be coming to Helena, where it will serve a new purpose. “Ebony,” a Boeing 727 whose maiden flight was Jan. 3, 1979, initially served Braniff International Airways, according to planespotters.net. In April 1990, FedEx acquired the jet and shed its seats to …

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