FedEx has decided to acquire the Airbus A380-800. Why? The Asia-Pacific region, FedEx's fastest growing international market, already has prompted the Memphis-based parcel express and cargo operator to acquire 60 MD-11s to meet forecast demand. The A380 buy--10 mega-transports, starting delivery with three in 2008--is a long-term decision that will have a huge impact on FedEx's worldwide network. Each flight will be capable of making a 200,000-lb. dent in the massive volume of ...

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