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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

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.

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

September 30, 2015

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

September 22, 2014

Profiles: Women in Aviation

One way we can make it brighter is to embrace a diverse workforce and harvest their many viewpoints and experiences to enrich our organization. We certainly believe that’s happening at our company.

August 7, 2014

25 Years Ago, Flying Tigers Helped FedEx Go Global

A quarter-century ago today, Flying Tigers joined forces with Federal Express to become the world’s largest full-service, all cargo airline.

March 10, 2014

The Women Pilots of FedEx: The Sky Should Never Be the Limit

Circling the globe, transporting cargo as precious as a human heart, as adorable as a pair of pandas or as irreplaceable as Catherine the Great’s favorite jewel encrusted icon, the women pilots of FedEx are quite accustomed to moving rarities from one place to another. It’s the business they’re in, and they love it. At the same time, there is one thing they wish were a bit less special about their job - being a woman in a pilot’s uniform.

February 5, 2014

The 767 – One AMT’s Perspective

FedEx Express began bringing B767s into our fleet last September, which I consider a milestone event for us Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs). The FedEx Express trunk fleet includes not only other Boeing types such as the B777, the B757, and until it was recently retired, the B727, but also Airbus aircraft (A300 and A310s) and McDonnell Douglas aircraft (MD10s and MD11s), too.