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Headline : United States : FedEx to acquire 50 Cessna feeder aircraft
Summary : FedEx Express will acquire 50 Cessna SkyCourier 408 aircraft, with options to buy up to 50 more.

With a payload of 6,000lb, the aircraft, are part of FedExs plan to modernize its feeder fleet.

The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in mid-2020, with the following deliveries on a schedule of one aircraft per month over a four-year period.

David L Cunningham, president and chief executive, said, This continues our very successful fleet modernisation strategy, which improves our fuel efficiency, reliability and operating costs. We worked closely with Textron Aviation to develop the Cessna SkyCourier 408, which includes several key features that will help us grow our business in small and medium-sized markets, especially in the air freight segment.