First Boeing 767 FedEx Freighter

Despite its delivery, Boeing just released only this artist impression of the new FedEx Boeing 767 (Image © Boeing)
Despite its delivery, Boeing just released only this artist impression of the new FedEx Boeing 767 (Image © Boeing)

FedEx Express received its first Boeing 767-300 Freighter on Wednesday, introducing an airplane that is – according to the manufacturer – 30 percent more fuel efficient and 20 percent less costly than similar aircraft it replaces, the McDonnell Douglas MD-10.

FedEx already has a large Boeing fleet of 70 B757s and a number of 777s, supplemented with MD-10s and MD-11s.

The 767 Freighter is based on the popular 767-300ER (extended range) passenger airplane. Able to carry approximately 58 tons (52.7 tonnes) of cargo with intercontinental range, the 767 Freighter is used on long-haul, regional or so-called feeder markets.

The airplane joins other Boeing freighters in the FedEx fleet such as the MD-10, MD-11, 757 and the 777.

Source: Boeing