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Old 10-01-2019, 06:24 PM   #1  
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Just curious what MD flying at FDX looks like these days. How much intl vs domestic? What's the plan for replacing the MD? More 777s?
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On the international side, itís like D day... the MDs are the Germans and the 777s are the allies.


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Oct Capt bidpack had 276 regular lines with 98 Intl (not counting 9 GDL and SJU lines). 21 single departure Intl lines.

MD-10s being replaced with 767 (and a 757 chaser sometimes). MD-11 becoming more domestic with more 777s and 767s on the way. Supposed to keep the 50+ 11s flying for 10 years more or so. Rumors about A330 replacing them.
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Percentage-wise (which is all that matters if youíre in the seat) itís about the same in the MD as it was 10-12 years ago. Roughly 35% of the lines are true international (excluding Mexico/Canada/SJU). There are fewer overall lines but there are fewer overall pilots too. If youíre in the seat your options are more or less the same as theyíve always been.


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As of October 20th 2019, our VP of Flight Ops said in his message to the crew force that the MD-11s will remain in operation well into the next decade as they still have significant life remaining.

Predicting the sunset dates on the MD-10s (-30s) is difficult. But an insider maintenance friend tells me that every one of them that come due for a heavy check will be parked.

40 777Fs have been delivered. 43 777Fs are in revenue service (three are leased aircraft). We have authorization for 55 firm 777F orders from Boeing.

The remaining delivery schedule according to the 2019 Annual Report:

2020 5
2021 2
2022 3
2023 4
2024 4
Thereafter 2

Short version, the more 777Fs FedEx buys, the less international flying the MD-11 does.
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If you are wondering about the 767Fs ...

FedEx has 130 firm orders for 767Fs.

76 767Fs have been delivered. We have two leased from Silk Way Airlines.

The delivery schedule according to the 2019 Annual Report is as follows:

2020 17
2021 18
2022 12
2023 6
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If you are wondering about the 767Fs ...

FedEx has 130 firm orders for 767Fs.

76 767Fs have been delivered. We have two leased from Silk Way Airlines.

The delivery schedule according to the 2019 Annual Report is as follows:

2020 17
2021 18
2022 12

2023 6
I think we bought the Silk Way planes. The Lan Chile planes were leased and already given back. I don't think Silk Way would have wanted us to take the winglets off one of their airplanes.
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If you are wondering about the 767Fs ...

FedEx has 130 firm orders for 767Fs.

76 767Fs have been delivered. We have two leased from Silk Way Airlines.

The delivery schedule according to the 2019 Annual Report is as follows:

2020 17
2021 18
2022 12
2023 6
Does the 767F have to legs to go from US to Europe? What type of would they absorb from the MD?
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Does the 767F have to legs to go from US to Europe? What type of would they absorb from the MD?
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/FDX5046/history/20191011/0850Z/KEWR/LFPG
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Another good question about the MD flying is the ANC base. Pacific ETOPS flying will eventually be approved for 76, and the new building/ramp space will be available within a reasonable timeframe from that. Plenty of 777's to be seen on the ramp already, negating the idea they only overfly ANC.

Question is; does it become a domicile for 777/767/ or none of the above.
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