FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, is continuing to modernise its European air fleet to improve environmental performance and operational efficiency, with the introduction of a new Boeing 767F cargo jet into its European network.
The new freighter offers superior environmental performance compared to the aircraft it replaces, including noise reduction benefits. It also provides additional capacity on the existing Madrid-Paris route, offering Spanish businesses that export to Europe greater opportunity to ship their goods.
The new Boeing 767F can carry up to 91,000 pounds of cargo, which represents an increase in capacity of approximately 16% compared to the aircraft it replaces. It is also 9% percent more fuel-efficient than its predecessor, which, combined with the higher capacity, reduces emissions by 21% per pound.
The newly introduced aircraft operates five times a week and connects FedEx hubs in Madrid and Paris-Charles de Gaulle - one of the major FedEx hubs in Europe alongside Cologne and Liège.
This is the second Boeing 767F to begin service in Europe for FedEx Express. The first one started operations in July for the Dublin-London-Paris route.
“We’re very excited about the introduction of the new Boeing 767F on the Madrid-Paris route. Modernizing our fleet with cleaner, quieter, and more efficient aircraft is a top priority for FedEx Express and this new freighter represents another exciting milestone in this process. The increased capacity of the Boeing 767F will also offer Spanish customers who export, greater opportunity to ship their goods and trade globally,” said Paloma Romero-Salazar, VP Operations Spain & Portugal, FedEx Express.
Romero-Salazar added, “At our Madrid hub we are absolutely committed to providing exceptional service to customers whilst minimizing the impact of our operations on the local area. This new aircraft will provide excellent service reliability”
Preparations for the arrival of the new Boeing 767F started a number of months ago. Thousands of hours of comprehensive training have been undertaken by team members, including air operations, ramp agents and technicians.