FedEx CEO says it’s a ‘challenge’ to meet demand for its cargo plane
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The head of FedEx said it’s challenging to meet the growing demand for cargo planes that could be used in emergencies, such as in disasters like hurricanes and wildfires.
In a letter to shareholders, Mike Mullen said the company was facing a “challenge of delivering on the demand for our freight and delivery service” and added that it was “not at all clear” whether its current fleet of 767s, the aircraft that it used to fly the 767 Express, would be able to meet that demand.
“The demand for the 757s is very different than the demand from the last six years,” Mullen wrote.
“These airplanes are much more powerful, and are much less prone to sustain major engine failures.”
In January, FedEx announced it would begin selling an expanded fleet of the 707 Express and 737 MAX that it previously only used to transport packages.
The 707s have a range of 300 miles and are now capable of delivering packages weighing up to 200 pounds.
In the letter, Mullen also wrote that the airline has made “a significant effort” to ensure it can meet its growing demand, including the “tremendous” increase in cargo deliveries.
“In the meantime, we have a growing fleet of 737 MAXs, including all of the new 737 MAX-800s that will be available to our customers beginning July 25, 2020,” Mullan wrote.
FedEx has also launched a new, cheaper service that will make it easier to find and book cargo flights.
Customers can now book a flight using the FedEx Go app, which was launched in late 2016.
It allows customers to search and book flights in their geographic location, and has been in beta since last year.
Customers on the service can check out their travel plans, add and cancel flight plans, and track flights that are on hold or delayed.
FedEx Go has been criticized for being slow to respond to customer queries.
In an emailed statement, Mullan said he expects the new service to be “a valuable complement” to FedEx Go.
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