Every Plane Bears a Name
You may not have noticed, but every FedEx plane bears a name. Our aircraft not only have a tail number identifier, but also feature the name of a FedEx Express team member’s child.
This tradition started when a Falcon aircraft was named Wendy, after the daughter of FedEx Chairman and CEO, Fred Smith. Today, this historic aircraft resides in the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.
Since that time over 700 planes have received this great honor including our fleet of 340 Airbus’, Boeing’s and MDs that traverse the sky on a daily basis. See the process some of these aircraft go through in getting a beautiful new facelift, and a new name in recognition of a FedEx Express team member’s child.