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February 11, 2019

Black History Month: We Salute Our Pioneering Aviators

Three stories, one vision for equality. In celebration of Black History Month, we’re saluting FedEx aviators through the stories of the first African-American FedEx pilot, the first female African-American FedEx pilot, and an inspiring father-son flying duo.

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December 28, 2018

On the Road with FedEx: Feeder Planes on Nantucket

Go on the road around the small island of Nantucket, Massachusetts with FedEx courier Kevin O’Brien. Learn some of the secrets of how small FedEx Feeder planes help drivers like Kevin bring packages to remote places all over the world. Feeders make up 285 of the fleet of 675 aircraft in the FedEx fleet. Did

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November 8, 2018

Orbis Plane Brings Gift of Sight to 4-Year-Old Boy in Mongolia

In this video, follow a 4-year-old Mongolian boy home to his traditional ger (yurt) after a vision-saving surgery performed by Orbis on the world’s only Flying Eye Hospital. Orbis operates a donated former FedEx cargo plane that was converted into an engineering marvel: a fully self-contained Flying Eye Hospital. The plane travels to some of

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September 7, 2018

A Wish Takes Flight and Lands in Happiness

Sometimes, something magical happens when you make a wish. Dreams can come true. That’s exactly what 7-year-old Dillon, a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN, found out when he made a wish. With the help of several FedEx pilots and the Mid-South Chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation, Dillon traveled to Disney World—the

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August 2, 2018

Two Decades in the Making, a FedEx Aviation Career Takes Off

Abby Jakey began guiding her aviation career toward FedEx Express 20 years ago.

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May 21, 2018

Inside the Boeing 777F EcoDemonstrator Plane

The Boeing 777F EcoDemonstrator is equipped with lasers, cameras, flies on 100% biofuel, and has a cargo bay outfitted with rows of computer test stations.Go behind the scenes in remote northern Montana as Boeing tests 35 new technologies on a FedEx 777F plane.

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April 4, 2018

Improving US Northeast Air Traffic

The Northeast Corridor is the busiest airspace in the United States and the cause of nearly half of all flight delays in the country.

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February 22, 2018

Man to Man: Father, Son FedEx Pilots Share Life Lessons in Aviation

FedEx 777 Captain Albert Glenn was born “with an airplane in his hand”.  At least that’s how his family describes his love of aviation, which started very early in life. Captain Glenn’s family provided the support he needed to pursue his dream of being a pilot, and Glenn later provided this same support to his

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