A FedEx MD-10 at Minneapolis Airport.
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Yes, another one bites the dust…
FedEx appears set to retire its remaining MD-10s by 2023. The airline currently flies a fleet of 17 MD-10s. But buried in FedEx’s second-quarter report for the 2021 fiscal year is the news FedEx will be phasing the planes out over the next couple of years.
Over the years, the MD-10 was a staple of the FedEx fleet. In addition to the 17 still flying, FedEx has operated a further 77 since 1980, many as original McDonnell Douglas DC-10s.
The MD-10s will be replaced by more efficient, lower emissions aircraft
A FedEx 767-300F
Over the past couple of years, FedEx has been on an aircraft buying spree. In 2018, FedEx placed an order for 12 767-300ER freighters and 12 777 freighters. At the time, They said it was a positive step in their fleet upgrade program as they pursued more efficient, lower emission aircraft…
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