FedEx has ordered 27 Boeing 767-300 freighters to begin replacing its nearly 40-year-old MD-10Fs and is deferring the delivery of 11 Boeing 777Fs in a multi-faceted move company executives say will lower maintenance and operating costs and short-term capital expenditures, while enabling them to alter international capacity to projected demand. FedEx currently operates 58 MD-10-10Fs, which began life as passenger-carrying DC-10-10s and were later converted to freighters and upgraded with ...

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