FedEx Express has ordered 27 767-300 Freighters and exercised existing options for an additional two 777 Freighters, Boeing announced on Thursday.
The new additions will bolster the Memphis-based freight carrier’s existing fleet of over 690 aircraft, and allow for both the replacement of less efficient widebodys with the 767 and further growth in the international cargo market with the 777.
“The 767-300 Freighter will be a great complement to our freighter fleet,” said David Bronczek, president and chief executive officer of FedEx Express. “The 767 freighter, with its solid efficiency among medium widebody cargo airplanes, is an ideal solution to support our strategy of providing fast and reliable delivery to every US address and to more than 220 countries and territories.”
FedEx is the largest operator of 777 freighters with 17 aircraft in operation and with orders and options for an additional 41 aircraft.