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November 1, 2017

Behind the Scenes: How Boeing Built Our Latest 777F Airplane

Each Boeing 777F airplane is made of more than 3 million individual parts. And our newest 777F is a unique one. It’s part of the ecoDemonstrator program, and will be used for a series of tests to improve environmental performance and safety of future airplanes. A large range of technologies will be tested, including compact

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June 5, 2017

Why the U.S. Needs Air Traffic Control Reform

Earlier today I joined industry leaders and policymakers at the White House to celebrate the announcement of the new Air Traffic Control Reform Initiative. During this event, leaders emphasized that we must deploy new technology, modernize procedures, add capacity, and increase productivity in order to meet future anticipated demand, maintain our global leadership in safety,

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February 17, 2017

360′ Virtual View of FedEx in Anchorage, Alaska

How does the world’s e-commerce move in winter? Check out these 360′ virtual views of our operations in Anchorage, Alaska. Also click here to go On the Road with FedEx in Alaska. 777F Tail ViewSpherical Image – RICOH THETA 360 View of FedEx 777FSpherical Image – RICOH THETA FedEx Feeder aircraftSpherical Image – RICOH THETA

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August 25, 2016

Century Old Air Cargo Story Now on Display

Thanks to the Museum of Flight in Seattle, the century old air cargo story is now on display for all to see. But it didn’t happen overnight. In 2015, the museum approached FedEx Express about constructing an exhibit that explains the air cargo story, its history and the prominent role it now plays in global

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June 16, 2016

Take a Virtual Tour of the New Orbis Flying Eye Hospital

Video: The new Orbis MD-10 Flying Eye Hospital - conversion, painting, & virtual tour of the plane. Also see designs and stories about how they did it.

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June 9, 2016

St. Jude Patient Soars with FedEx Purple Eagle Program

It’s typically no big deal to see your name in print…unless it’s on a plane. 13-year-old Alyssa de Jong grinned ear to ear when she saw the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf flag removed from the FedEx Cessna Caravan, revealing her name below the iconic St. Jude logo. FedEx Express joined St. Jude Children’s Research

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April 27, 2016

Pilots N Paws Flies to the Rescue for Animals in Need

When he’s not working as a 767 captain for FedEx, Jeff Kilmer enjoys flying his Beechcraft Bonanza, an aircraft he shares with three other current and retired FedEx crew members and an Air Force pilot. Kilmer likes to get the Bonanza in the air whenever he can, but he prefers it to be for something other

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February 9, 2016

Love is in the Air

Many couples celebrate Valentine’s Day with flowers and chocolates. FedEx pilots Mark and Teri Eidson have a slightly different tradition: they prefer to sleep. “Flying coupled with raising a family is exhausting,” Teri said. “But it’s all worth it.” Mark and Teri have been married for 31 years and have three children (Nicole, 27; Natalie,

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