777 Homecoming: A Personal Story
I have been with FedEx since May of 1991. I started working as an Aviation Maintenance Technician in JFK and then moved on to work in Memphis at the Avionics Line Department which handles all aircraft electronic related work before, during and after the hub turn daily. I worked there for eight years.
I then sought a position to be an Avionics Technician at the Memphis Hangar 11/12 Avionics Shop. It’s here that we do all scheduled maintenance for FedEx Airbus and B727, as well as drop in maintenance for the rest of our fleet.
I have been an employee of FedEx Express for 19 years and whenever I have the chance I volunteer for special assignments; such as the B777F Implementation Team which I am a part of today. I have been living and breathing B777F for the last year and have come to really enjoy the aircraft. I had the great opportunity to be part of the pre-delivery team that traveled to Everett, WA to receive the airplane. I owe this honor to a very good manager and to all that support him as well; my director of Aircraft Line Maintenance International and our vice president.
One of the things that my children realize each day I tell them about my job is that I enjoy working in the Aviation Field. When we look at a FedEx airplane flying above us I can tell them that I worked on it. This career is non-traditional for women and each time I get a chance to participate in Career Day at my children’s school or at Aviation High School (where I got my licenses to work on airplanes A&P). I do this with great pride, because I like to share with everyone, especially children, that aviation is a great career for anyone.
I’m thrilled that today, my children are able to be a part of a memorable company occasion, and along with my colleagues and team members, welcome the FedEx Express 777F home to Memphis.