Fedex retires its last Boeing 727 of its fleet

Fedex has officially retired the Boeing 727 of its fleet of freighters.

 

The old reliable 727 been among Fedex fleet for more than 30 years.  The company began retiring them in 2007 when started a modernization program of his fleet introducing Boeing 757.  This year, Fedex is planning to take delivery of Boeing 767’s  to replace the old MD-10 freighters.

 

 “The 727 was a mainstay aircraft and one of the most dependable we ever had in our fleet,” said Chip Groner, a 35-year FedEx pilot. “More importantly, it was the plane that really put FedEx on the map as an overnight express carrier. The 727, for many pilots, will always be the airplane that really brought the airline industry into the jet age.”

Fedex B727 – Final Flyby at Indy

 

Author: Capt. Ivan

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