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Creating a Younger World On-Time: FedEx’s Fleet Overhaul

With the recent retirement of many popular aircraft, such as the Boeing 747 from U.S. commercial fleets and Fokker 70 from KLM, many overlook the non-passenger airline side of the industry. FedEx Express, a cargo airline based in Memphis, rapidly changing their fleet is one example of a story that can potentially fall through the cracks in aviation news. Transforming the Fleet One Size at a Time The cargo airline portion of the well-known worldwide cargo carrier is following the…

FedEx Agrees to Purchase 50 ATR 72-600Fs

On Wednesday, cargo airline FedEx Express announced that it has placed a firm order with French aircraft manufacturer Avions de Transport Regional (ATR) for 30 ATR 72-600Fs, with options to purchase an additional 20. While the ATR 72-600F has not yet entered production, ATR plans to fit the aircraft with…

Paris Air Show Day 2 Recap: U.S. Carriers Ink New…

As the second day of the Paris Air Show 2017 comes to a close, it has produced new orders across the board from all of the major aircraft manufacturers. Boeing again has come out strong against main rival Airbus, and Embraer, ATR, and Bombardier all secured more orders on Tuesday.…

Iran Air Takes Delivery of First Four ATR 72-600 Aircraft

Last April, Iran’s national carrier, Iran Air, signed a firm order with Aerei da Trasporto Regionale (ATR) to purchase 20 ATR 72-600s. The order came in just a short while after Iran Air received its first aircraft from its 100 aircraft order from Airbus. Today, Iran Air took delivery of…