Package delivery giant FedEx on Wednesday announced orders for four more of the twin-jet, wide-bodied freighter aircraft.
That order raises FedEx’s outstanding orders for the 767-300F to 46. The Memphis-based express company ordered 27 of the planes a year ago and then added 15 more in July. The company also has 11 orders on the books for Boeing 777 freighters.
In the passenger business, Boeing last year delivered its first 787 Dreamliner, a same-sized plane as the 767 that was designed to be some 20 percent more efficient. But airlines ordering the 787 face a years-long wait to receive the 787. Some have opted to order the 767 instead.
The twin-engine jet is also the base aircraft for the Air Force’s new airborne tanker. The Pentagon has ordered 179 of those planes with the prospect of selling dozens more to the Air Force and to foreign firstname.lastname@example.org Boeing builds the 767 at its Everett factory.
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