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Offline joeyb747

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End Of An Era...FedEx Retires All B727 Series Aircraft
« on: June 21, 2013, 12:33:02 PM »
"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 company’s aircraft modernization strategy.

The 727’s domestic mission will conclude at 1:30 p.m. CDT as FedEx aircraft N481FE touches down at the FedEx Express World Hub at Memphis International Airport.  Greeting its arrival will be more than 1,000 company executives, air operations team members and other guests who will mark the airplane’s historic last flight with a special ceremony.   

A departure ceremony at the FedEx hub in Indianapolis, which has served as the company’s primary base for 727 general maintenance checks, begins the historic farewell flight.

“For more than three decades, our Boeing 727 fleet was instrumental in our company’s domestic growth,” said David J. Bronczek, president and chief executive officer, FedEx Express.  “Today, we are opening a new chapter for company growth and opportunity as we continue to modernize our global fleet with more technologically advanced, fuel efficient, lower emission cargo jets.”"


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Re: End Of An Era...FedEx Retires All B727 Series Aircraft
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2013, 01:47:20 PM »

This definitely explains why I saw a FDX B727 sitting next to a Kingfisher B727 at KMHR over the past week, especially since FDX runs their ops out of KSMF, not KMHR.