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FedEx has added a second new Boeing 767-300F to its European fleet, following its first addition of the model in July. The Boeing 767F will be used on its Madrid-Paris route, operating five times a week.

Carrying up to 91,000 pounds (41 tonnes) of cargo, the new aircraft has 16% more capacity than the plane it has replaced and 9% more fuel efficiency, which in combination will reduce carbon emissions by 21% per pound. According to FedEx, it also makes less noise.

“Modernising our fleet with cleaner, quieter and more efficient aircraft is a top priority for FedEx Express and this new freighter represents another exciting milestone in this process,” said Paloma Romero-Salazar, FedEx’s vice president of operations in Spain and Portugal.

“The increased capacity of the Boeing 767F will also offer Spanish customers who export, greater opportunity to ship their goods and trade globally.”

Since its acquisition of TNT Express in 2016, FedEx has been steadily improving its European network, increasing the efficiency of intra-Europe shipments.

FedEx Express is aiming to reduce its aircraft carbon emissions 30% by 2020, from a 2005 baseline. It’s so far achieved 22.6%.

Source: Air Cargo News

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