8 Facts About FedEx Air

1. In 2003 FedEx Air Express partnered with the Department of Homeland Security and Northrop Grumman to develop and flight test an anti-missile system, the Northrop Grumman Guardian.

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2. In November 2009, FedEx Air Express purchased 51 gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles from Azure Dynamics, to be put into service in The Bronx, New York City.

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3. In July 2009, FedEx Air Express partnered with Freightliner and Eaton Corporation to convert 92 delivery trucks into hybrids.

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4. In January 2009, FedEx Air exercised its options to buy 15 more 777 freighters and acquired options for a further 15.

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5. In December 2008, FedEx Air postponed delivery of some of the 777s: four were to be delivered in 2010 as previously agreed, and four more in 2011, rather than the 10 originally planned.

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6. In 2013 FedEx Air Express won a new 7-year contract for the services ending in 2020 beating out UPS which launched a competitive bid.

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7. In 2001, FedEx Air Express signed a 7-year sole source contract to transport all Express Mail and Priority Mail for the United States Postal Service.

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8. In 1997 FedEx Air opened its hub at Fort Worth Alliance Airport and in 1999 opened a European hub at Charles de Gaulle Airport in France.

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