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Planes & Aviation Posts
February 22, 2018
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
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
August 7, 2014
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
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
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.
January 9, 2014
Over the past few years we've had a wonderful time connecting with the world through our FedEx Blog. 2013 was a year in which you showed us that you love to learn more about our team members, and what we're doing to make our communities a better place. You also reminded us that you love our iconic FedEx aircraft as much as we do!Without further introduction, here are our most read blog posts from 2013:
October 31, 2013
FedEx Express has a long tradition of naming planes after the children of employees. For more than 30 years, every trunk plane in the FedEx fleet has been named after an employee’s child via drawing and the child’s name is painted prominently on the front of each aircraft. Meet Hannah.