Federal Express, in a barter deal similar to one it announced earlier this year with United, said yesterday it will acquire 14 DC-10-10s from American in exchange for Stage 3 hushkits for 30 American 727s. FedEx in September traded 59 727 hushkits for 36 of United's DC-10-10s (DAILY, Sept. 17). It was no secret at the time that FedEx was talking about a similar deal with American. FedEx plans to convert many of the aircraft into an "MD-10" configuration with new components and digital ...

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