August 7th, 1989: “T-Day” – Flying Tigers Makes FedEx an International Force
A quarter-century ago today, Flying Tigers joined forces with Federal Express to become the world’s largest full-service, all cargo airline. Included in the acquisition were routes to 21 countries, a fleet of Boeing 747 and 727 aircraft, facilities throughout the world and Tiger’s expertise in international airfreight.
On August 7th, 1989 Bill Logue became a FedEx operations manager at the Boston ramp. Today, he serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx Freight. Like many who worked on “T-Day”, he remembers that first day well.
25 years, where did the time go?
It seemed like just yesterday we were all preparing for “T- Day”, August 7, 1989. That’s when we all became part of this great company, FedEx. The Flying Tigers acquisition played a very important role in the history of FedEx, as it contributed significantly to the backbone of our very successful and important international network.
We were a small group of employees from a very tight organization, and we continue to have great pride in our heritage. Today, twenty-five years later, we celebrate the positive impact we have had on the great company that we all work for.
The future of FedEx is very bright, all due to our employee’s passion, to deliver the Purple Promise to our customers on every single transaction!
Well done and Happy 25th to all!