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McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) DC-10 Federal Express

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McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30CF - Federal Express

Courier Federal Express (FedEx) flies the biggest DC-10 fleet in the world. It acquired a total of 98 DC-10s and around 80 of these are still in service. A number of the aircraft is designated as MD-10 after a cockpit-modernisation. All FedEx aircraft are freighters.

Federal Express is the world's biggest express transport company, delivering packages and freight. The company was founded in 1971 and started operations in 1973 with a number of Dassault Falcon 20 bizjets in cargo configuration. From 1977, after air cargo deregulation in the USA, the company grew rapidly and soon built up enormous fleets of Boeing 727s, DC-10s, MD-11s, A300s and A310s. Fedex acquired many of them on the used aircraft market.

The aircraft on the picture above in the newest colours is taxiing at Anchorage Ted Stevens Airport; the photograph below shows a DC-10 in the old livery while approaching Los Angeles International (LAX).

DC-10 Federal Express

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