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FedEx Express
IATA
FX
ICAO
FDX
Callsign
FEDEX
Founded 1971
Hubs "SuperHub":

United States:
Image File history File links FedEx_Express. ... IATA airline designators, sometimes called IATA reservation codes, are two-character codes assigned by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to the worlds airlines in accordance with the provisions of Resolution 762. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with ICAO airline code. ... Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ... An airline hub is an airport that an airline uses as a transfer point to get passengers to their intended destination. ... Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee, USA. Northwest Airlines operates its third-largest passenger hub in Memphis, with routes to a number of destinations in North America, as well as...

Latin America-Caribbean:
Midfield Terminal Project Midfield Terminal Rendering Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND, FAA LID: IND) is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) southwest of the central business district of Indianapolis, a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. ... Fort Worth Alliance Airport (IATA: AFW, ICAO: KAFW) is located 14 miles (23 km) north of Fort Worth, Texas. ... For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ... Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (IATA: ANC, ICAO: PANC, FAA LID: ANC)[2] is the major airport in the United States state of Alaska located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage. ... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ...

Europe/Middle East/Africa:
, Destinations with direct service from Miami Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA, FAA LID: MIA) is a public airport located eight miles (13 km) northwest of the central business district of Miami, in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. ...

Asia Pacific:
Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of the worlds principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international airport. ...

Canada:
Subic Bay International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Look ng Subic) or SBIA (IATA: SFS, ICAO: RPLB) serves as a secondary airport and a main diversion airport of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ...

Fleet size 671 (+98 orders, 15 options)
Destinations 375+
Parent company FedEx Corporation
Headquarters Memphis, Tennessee
Key people David J Bronczek, President and CEO of Express division
Website: http://www.fedex.com

FedEx Express is a cargo airline based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. It is the world's largest airline in terms of aircraft, operating 671 planes. FedEx Express is a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation and delivers packages and freight to more than 220 countries each day[1]. Its headquarters are in Memphis with its global "SuperHub" located at Memphis International Airport; regional hubs are at Indianapolis, Fort Worth, Oakland, Newark, Anchorage, Paris, Subic Bay, Toronto, and Miami.[2] FedEx Express has hubs under construction at Greensboro, NC[3] and Guangzhou, China[4]. Toronto Airport redirects here. ... A holding company is a company that owns enough voting stock in another firm to control management and operations by influencing or electing its board of directors. ... Federal Express redirects here. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... David J. Bronczek is the current CEO and president of the FedEx Express cargo airline company. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... There are several ways to measure the size of an airline, so several different lists of the worlds largest airlines are available. ... Federal Express redirects here. ... Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee, USA. Northwest Airlines operates its third-largest passenger hub in Memphis, with routes to a number of destinations in North America, as well as... Midfield Terminal Project Midfield Terminal Rendering Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND, FAA LID: IND) is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) southwest of the central business district of Indianapolis, a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. ... Fort Worth Alliance Airport (IATA: AFW, ICAO: KAFW) is located 14 miles (23 km) north of Fort Worth, Texas. ... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK, FAA LID: OAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ... For the massive interchange outside of Newark Liberty International Airport, see Newark Airport Interchange. ... Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (IATA: ANC, ICAO: PANC, FAA LID: ANC)[2] is the major airport in the United States state of Alaska located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of downtown Anchorage. ... Charles de Gaulle International Airport (IATA: CDG, ICAO: LFPG) (French: ), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), in Paris, is one of the worlds principal aviation centres, as well as Frances main international airport. ... Subic Bay International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Look ng Subic) or SBIA (IATA: SFS, ICAO: RPLB) serves as a secondary airport and a main diversion airport of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ... Toronto Airport redirects here. ... , Destinations with direct service from Miami Miami International Airport (IATA: MIA, ICAO: KMIA, FAA LID: MIA) is a public airport located eight miles (13 km) northwest of the central business district of Miami, in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. ... Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO, ICAO: KGSO, FAA LID: GSO) (commonly referred to as PTIA or just PTI) is an airport just west of Greensboro, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem in North Carolina. ... Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (IATA: CAN, ICAO: ZGGG) (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is the main airport of Guangzhou, the capital of the province of Guangdong, Peoples Republic of China. ...

Contents

History

FedEx DC-10 landing at San Jose.
FedEx DC-10 landing at San Jose.
A FedEx Airbus A310 taxis for takeoff at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire, England.
A FedEx Airbus A310 taxis for takeoff at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire, England.

FedEx Express was established in 1971 as Federal Express and started operations on April 17, 1973. Federal Express was founded by Fred Smith, chairman of Federal Express Corporation (now known as FedEx Corporation) and began operations with 14 Dassault Falcon 20s from Memphis International Airport that connected 25 U.S. cities. The air cargo deregulation in 1977 allowed Federal Express to grow rapidly and as a result use larger aircraft. Following several international acquisitions Federal Express began overseas operations in 1984 with services to Europe and Asia [1]. Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... For the Costa Rican airport, see Juan Santamaría International Airport. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2668x1840, 707 KB) Federal Express Airbus A310-200 (N420FE) taxis for takeoff at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire, England. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2668x1840, 707 KB) Federal Express Airbus A310-200 (N420FE) taxis for takeoff at the Royal International Air Tattoo, Fairford, Gloucestershire, England. ... The Airbus A310 is a medium to long-range widebody airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. It was Airbus second model to be introduced, and is a shortened derivative of the A300. ... is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Fred W. Smith (born August 11, 1944) is the founder of Federal Express, or FedEx, the first overnight express delivery company in the world, and the largest in the United States. ... FedEx (NYSE: FDX), properly FedEx Corporation, is a company that offers overnight courier, ground, heavy freight, document copying and logistics services. ... Dassault Falcon 20s at RIAT 2005. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ...


The "Federal Express" name was officially dropped in 2000 and replaced with "FedEx" which was an unofficial abbreviation for Federal Express. The "Express" was added to FedEx to identify a subsidiary of FedEx Corporation when the company restructured to offer other shipping services[5]. FedEx (NYSE: FDX), properly FedEx Corporation, is a company that offers overnight courier, ground, heavy freight, document copying and logistics services. ...


In 1989, FedEx Express acquired Flying Tigers to expand its international service[6]. Flying Tiger Line, also known as Flying Tigers, was the first scheduled cargo airline in the United States and a major military charter operator during the Cold War era for both cargo and personnel (the latter with leased aircraft). ...


In 1995, FedEx Express acquired air routes from Evergreen International Aviation to start serving China and opened its Asia and Pacific hub in Subic Bay[7]. Evergreen International Aviation, Inc. ... Subic Bay International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Look ng Subic) or SBIA (IATA: SFS, ICAO: RPLB) serves as a secondary airport and a main diversion airport of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ...


In 2000, FedEx Express and the United States Postal Service signed a 7-year contract to transport all Express Mail and Priority Mail. The contract also allowed FedEx to place drop boxes at every USPS post office. The USPS contract has recently been extended until September 2013 and USPS continues to be the largest customer of FedEx Express[8]. USPS and Usps redirect here. ...


In 2005, FedEx Express began expansion of its Indianapolis hub, projected to be completed in 2010. After the expansion the sort facility will be over 2.5 million square feet[9].


In 2006, FedEx Express acquired ANC, a UK courier company. The acquisition added 35 airport sort facilities to the FedEx network and FedEx introduced Newark, Memphis, and Indianapolis routes directly to UK airports instead of stopping at FedEx's Hub at Charles De Gaulle Airport[10]. Charles de Gaulle International Airport (French: A roport de Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), also known as Roissy Airport (or just Roissy in French), serving Paris, is one of Europes principal aviation centers, as well as Frances main international airport. ...


In December 2008, FedEx Express will open its new Asian-Pacific hub at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in southern China. The new hub will allow FedEx to increase service in China[11]. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (IATA: CAN, ICAO: ZGGG) (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is the main airport of Guangzhou, the capital of the province of Guangdong, Peoples Republic of China. ...


In 2009, FedEx Express plans to open its Mid-Atlantic U.S. hub at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina. FedEx has been fighting complaints since it first choose the airport in 1998 about the possible noise generated by its planes because most FedEx flights are scheduled at night. Despite the complaints FedEx has continued with construction on its hub and the airport has continued infrastructure upgrades to handle the additional flights.[12] The Mid-Atlantic region of the United States of America, located in the northeastern section of the country, includes the following states and district: Delaware Maryland New Jersey New York Pennsylvania Washington, D.C. West Virginia Virginia These areas provided the young United States with heavy industry and served as... Piedmont Triad International Airport (IATA: GSO, ICAO: KGSO, FAA LID: GSO) (commonly referred to as PTIA or just PTI) is an airport just west of Greensboro, serving Greensboro, High Point and Winston-Salem in North Carolina. ... Greensboro redirects here. ...


Fleet

FedEx Express operates the world's largest civil air fleet with 671 aircraft:[13]

FedEx Express fleet
Aircraft Total Notes
Airbus A300-600 66
Airbus A310-200/300 66
Boeing 727-200 90 Exiting from service 2008-2016
Replacement aircraft: Boeing 757-200
Fitted with hush kits
Boeing 757-200 7
(83 used orders)
Entry into service: 2008-2016
Replacing Boeing 727-200
Boeing 777 Freighter (15 orders)
(15 options)
Entry into service: 2009-2011
Replacing McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 and DC-10-30
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 5 Exiting from service: 2009-2011
Replacement aircraft: Boeing 777 Freighter
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 13 Exiting from service: 2009-2011
Replacement aircraft: Boeing 777 Freighter
McDonnell Douglas MD-10-10 58
McDonnell Douglas MD-10-30 7
McDonnell Douglas MD-11 58
ATR 42-300/320 29 Operated as FedEx Feeder
ATR 72-200 13 Operated as FedEx Feeder
Replacing Fokker F-27
Cessna Caravan 208B 243 Operated as FedEx Feeder
Cessna Caravan 208A 10 Operated as FedEx Feeder
Fokker F-27 6 Operated as FedEx Feeder
Exiting from service
Replacement aircraft: ATR 72-200
A FedEx McDonnell Douglas MD-11.
A FedEx McDonnell Douglas MD-11.

FedEx Express had ordered ten Airbus A380 freighters, with options on ten more. FedEx was to be the launch airline for the Airbus A380-800F and planned to introduce the first aircraft to service in August 2008 for use on routes between hubs in the United States and Asia. The aircraft ordered were to be delivered between 2008 and 2011 With A380 delays of more than two years, FedEx cancelled these orders[14] and replaced them with an order from Boeing for fifteen 777 Freighters with an option for fifteen more, to be delivered in 2009 through 2011. FedEx said that Airbus will allow them to move their nonrefundable deposits to purchases of future aircraft. FedEx has stated they may consider the A380F when Airbus is less constrained by construction developments. The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range widebody aircraft. ... The Airbus A310 is a medium to long-range widebody airliner manufactured by Airbus S.A.S. It was Airbus second model to be introduced, and is a shortened derivative of the A300. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... A hush kit is a device for reducing noise from an engine; most commonly the term refers to devices which reduce noise emissions from turbojets. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... DC10 redirects here. ... DC10 redirects here. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... DC10 redirects here. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... DC10 redirects here. ... DC10 redirects here. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... Categories: Stub | International airliners 1980-1989 ... The ATR 72 is a twin-turboprop short-haul regional airliner built in France by the ATR company (Avions de Transport gional). ... The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... The Cessna 208 Caravan is a single turboprop short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft built in the USA by Cessna. ... The Cessna 208 Caravan is a single turboprop short-haul regional airliner and utility aircraft built in the USA by Cessna. ... The Fokker F27 Friendship is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. ... The ATR 72 is a twin-turboprop short-haul regional airliner built in France by the ATR company (Avions de Transport gional). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 456 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 684 pixel, file size: 104 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): McDonnell Douglas MD-11 ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 456 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 684 pixel, file size: 104 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): McDonnell Douglas MD-11 ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... The Airbus A380 is a double-deck, wide-body, four-engine airliner manufactured by the European corporation Airbus, an EADS subsidiary. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... 2011 (MMXI) will be a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Boeing 777 is an American long-range wide-body twin-engine airliner built by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... Airbus S.A.S. (pronounced in English, in French, and in German) is an aircraft manufacturing subsidiary of EADS, a European aerospace concern. ...


In 2007 FedEx revealed plans to acquire 90 Boeing 757-200 aircraft at a cost of US$2.6 billion to replace the ageing Boeing 727 fleet[15]. The 757's debut for revenue service will be on May 28, 2008. Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Boeing 757 is an American short to medium range commercial passenger aircraft manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ...


The very first Dassault Falcon 20C delivered to FedEx (N8FE) is on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum.


In September 1984, FedEx took delivery of the last Boeing 727 built. The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ...


On the 12 July 2007 FedEx took delivery of the last A300/A310 built[16]. is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Airbus A300 is a short to medium range, wide-body family of aircraft manufactured by Airbus Industries between 1972 and the present. ... The Airbus A310 is a short to medium range widebody airliner developed from the Airbus A300 and manufactured by Airbus Industrie. ...


FedEx Express is the largest member of the United States Civil Reserve Air Fleet in terms of aircraft pledged.[17] The Civil Reserve Air Fleet is a unique and significant part of the United Statess mobility resources. ...


FedEx Feeder

A FedEx Feeder Cessna 208 operated by Wiggins. Note the FedEx registration number (N931FE).

FedEx Feeder is the branding applied to all FedEx Express prop aircraft which feed packages to and from airports served by larger jet aircraft. Wiggins is a surname, and may refer to Alan Wiggins, American baseball player Bradley Wiggins, British cyclist Chris Wiggins, Canadian actor Dave Wiggins, American comedian David Wiggins, British philosopher Graham Wiggins, American musician James Russell Wiggins, American newspaper editor Jermaine Wiggins, American football player Keith Wiggins, British motor racing team...


In most cases FedEx Express operates FedEx Feeder on a wet lease program where a contractor will lease the aircraft and supply the crew and insurance while FedEx will supply the aircraft, registration, landing fees, and ground crews. Some flights may operate with a FedEx Express flight number (FX) but most flights use the flight number of the contractor. A wet lease is any leasing arrangement whereby a company agrees to provide an aircraft and at least one pilot to another company. ...


List of contract carriers:

Air Contractors ATR-72 Air Contractors is a freight airline based in Dublin, Ireland. ... Air Tahoma is an American cargo airline (Part 121) based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. It was established and started operations in 1996 in San Diego and moved to Indianapolis in 1998 and then to its present location in 2001 and operates contract cargo flights internationally. ... Baron Aviation Services is a cargo airline based in Vichy, Missouri, USA. It was established in 1973 and operates small package express cargo services on behalf of FedEx. ... See Also: Corporate Air, an airline based in Manila, Philippines Corporate Air is a cargo airline based in Billings, Montana, USA. It was established in 1981 and operates domestic scheduled cargo services, as well as operating on behalf of FedEx. ... Empire Airlines is a charter and air cargo line based in Hayden, Idaho. ... Merlin Airways is an airline based in San Antonio, Texas, USA. It operates freight services under contract to Airborne, DHL, FedEx and UPS, as well as passenger services under a wet lease arrangement. ... Morningstar Air Express was founded in Edmonton in the summer of 1970 as Brooker Wheaton Aviation Ltd. ... Mountain Air Cargo is a cargo airline based in Denver, North Carolina, USA. It operates domestic and international cargo services as a contract carrier for FedEx, mainly in the eastern half of the USA, Canada and the Caribbean. ... West Air, Inc. ... Brief history Wiggins Airways was founded in 1929 by E.W. Wiggins, opperating out of Manchester, New Hampshire. ...

Major incidents and accidents

April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... FedEx Flight 705 was the scene of an attempted hijacking of a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 on April 7, 1994. ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... Auburn Calloway was the hijacker of FedEx Flight 705, now serving life without parole at the federal prison in Atwater, California. ... USS Bunker Hill was hit by Ogawa (see picture left) and another kamikaze near KyÅ«shÅ« on May 11, 1945. ... FedEx (NYSE: FDX), properly FedEx Corporation, is a company that offers overnight courier, ground, heavy freight, document copying and logistics services. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Biman Bangladesh Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 is a three-engined long-range airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... Stewart International Airport (IATA: SWF, ICAO: KSWF) is located near Newburgh, New York, in the southern Hudson Valley, 55 miles (88. ... Coordinates: Country United States of America State New York County Orange Settled 1709 Incorporated (village) 1800 Incorporated (City) 1865 Government type Council-manager City Manager Jean McGrane Mayor Nick Valentine Area    - City 12. ... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Federal Express corp. ... Varig MD-11 The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a Widebody Trijet powered by three engines. ... Newark Liberty International Airport (IATA Airport Code EWR; ICAO Airport Code KEWR) is an international airport within the city limits of both Newark and Elizabeth, New Jersey, United States. ... Ted Stevens International Airport is an airport in Anchorage, Alaska. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Varig MD-11 The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is a Widebody Trijet powered by three engines. ... Subic Bay International Airport (Filipino: Paliparang Pandaigdig ng Look ng Subic) or SBIA (IATA: SFS, ICAO: RPLB) serves as a secondary airport and a main diversion airport of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. ... Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA: SHA, ICAO: ZSSS) (Simplified Chinese: 上海虹桥国际机场, Traditional Chinese: 上海虹橋國際機場, Pinyin: ShànghÇŽi Hóngqiáo Guójì JÄ«cháng, Translation: Rainbow Bridge International Airport) is one of the two airports in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The Boeing 727 is a mid-size, narrow-body, three-engine commercial jet airliner. ... Tallahassee Regional Airport (IATA: TLH, ICAO: KTLH) is a public airport located 4 miles (6 km) southwest of the city of Tallahassee in Leon County, Florida. ... Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee, USA. Northwest Airlines operates its third-largest passenger hub in Memphis, with routes to a number of destinations in North America, as well as... is the 352nd day of the year (353rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal Express corp. ... Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee, USA. Northwest Airlines operates its third-largest passenger hub in Memphis, with routes to a number of destinations in North America, as well as... Oakland International Airport (IATA: OAK, ICAO: KOAK), also known as Metropolitan Oakland International Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of downtown Oakland in Alameda County, California. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Memphis International Airport (IATA: MEM, ICAO: KMEM) is a public airport located 3 miles (5 km) south of the city of Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee, USA. Northwest Airlines operates its third-largest passenger hub in Memphis, with routes to a number of destinations in North America, as well as... Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (IATA: SEA, ICAO: KSEA, FAA LID: SEA), also known as Sea-Tac Airport, is located in SeaTac, Washington, United States at the intersections of State Route 518, State Route 99 and State Route 509. ...

Northrop Grumman Guardian

FedEx McDonnell Douglas MD-11 during a test flight of the Guardian, which can be seen mounted to the belly aft of the wings.
FedEx McDonnell Douglas MD-11 during a test flight of the Guardian, which can be seen mounted to the belly aft of the wings.

In 2003, FedEx Express partnered with the Department of Homeland Security and Northrop Grumman to develop and flight test an anti-missile system, the Northrop Grumman Guardian that could be deployed on commercial airliners, to protect them from terrorist attacks such as the 2003 Baghdad DHL shootdown incident. FedEx supplied an MD-11 and a leased 747 for the flight test phase. FedEx then became the first air carrier to deploy the Guardian on a commercial flight in September, 2006, when they equipped a MD-10 freighter with the pod,[24] FedEx Express currently has eight aircraft equipped with the system for further testing and evaluation.[25] Because of the program's huge success, the US Congress directed DHS to expand the program to passenger-carrying aircraft[26]. Federal Express redirects here. ... The McDonnell Douglas MD-11 is an American three-engine medium to long-range widebody airliner, with two engines mounted on underwing pylons and a third engine at the base of the vertical stabilizer. ... The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the federal government of the United States that is concerned with protecting the American homeland and the safety of American citizens. ... The Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) is an aerospace and defense conglomerate that is the result of a 1994 merger between Northrop and Grumman. ... FedEx MD-11 during flight test program of the Guardian, which can be seen mounted to the belly aft of the wings. ... The DHL shootdown incident in Baghdad occurred on 22 November 2003, aboard an Airbus A300B4-203F cargo plane, registered OO-DLL, operating on behalf of DHL. At around 10,000 feet, the aircraft was hit by a missile which resulted in the loss of its hydraulic systems. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ...


See also

FedEx (NYSE: FDX), properly FedEx Corporation, is a company that offers overnight courier, ground, heavy freight, document copying and logistics services. ... UPS Airlines is a worldwide cargo airline owned by United Parcel Service Inc. ... ABX Air (NASDAQ: ABXA) is a cargo airline based in Wilmington, Ohio, USA. It operates scheduled, ad hoc charter and ACMI freight services, including overnight express small-package services and freight in the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico. ... A DHL Boeing 757 at Cologne/Bonn Airport. ... A USPS Truck at Night A U.S. Post Office sign The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the United States government organization responsible for providing postal service in the United States and is generally referred to as the post office. ... The Air Line Pilots Association, International, is the collective bargaining representative for over 64,000 pilots of 41 U.S. and Canadian airlines. ...

References

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines", Flight International, 2007-04-03, p. 81. 
  2. ^ FedEx Express Facts
  3. ^ Piedmont Triad International Airport
  4. ^ http://www.thestreet.com/markets/rosssnel/10232135.html
  5. ^ http://www.fedex.com/us/about/today/history/timeline.html
  6. ^ http://www.fedex.com/us/about/today/history/timeline.html
  7. ^ http://www.fedex.com/us/about/today/history/timeline.html
  8. ^ http://www.usps.com/communications/news/press/2006/pr06_048.htm
  9. ^ http://www.indygov.org/eGov/Mayor/PR/2006/5/200600504c.html
  10. ^ http://www.fedex.com/cgi-bin/content.cgi?link=4&template=gb_pr&content=about/pressreleases/emea/pr121806&cc=gb
  11. ^ http://www.thestreet.com/markets/rosssnel/10232135.html
  12. ^ PTIA Greensboro Airport Construction Projects
  13. ^ FedEx Express Facts
  14. ^ FedEx Cancels Its Airbus A380 Order
  15. ^ FedEx to spend $2.6 billion to replace its fleet of 727s - OrlandoSentinel.com
  16. ^ "Airbus delivers last A300 to Fedex", Airbus.com, 2007-07-12. 
  17. ^ http://www.acq.osd.mil/log/tp/new_airlift_policies/craf_study_final_%20may12003.pdf
  18. ^ ASN Aircraft accident description
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