FedEx Donates Boeing 727-200F Aircraft to Albuquerque International Sunport
March 26, 2013
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – March 26, 2013 - A Boeing 727-200F aircraft from FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) made its final journey today onto the Albuquerque International Sunport. Mayor Richard J. Berry, along with Sunport and community leaders, gathered to celebrate this generous donation to the City of Albuquerque Aviation Department. A tour of the aircraft followed its arrival.
"It’s exciting for FedEx Express to be able to donate one of its original workhorse freighters to Albuquerque’s aviation department," said David Sutton, managing director of Aircraft Acquisition and Sales for FedEx. "The donation of this 727 aircraft reflects the pride we take in giving back to the communities where FedEx people live and work."
Since 2000, FedEx has donated 67 of its Boeing 727 aircraft to aviation schools, municipal and airport fire departments, colleges and museums for training and education. Before its final flight, aircraft 727-200 REGISTRATION NUMBER N485FE provided FedEx with 20 years’ service transporting packages to destinations throughout the United States.
As with other FedEx community service programs, there are numerous success stories resulting from this donation.
"The donation of this FedEx B-727 to the city of Albuquerque is a tremendous gift," said Mayor Berry. "It will initially provide for emergency preparedness training and eventually, become an interpretive and learning center for the children of our community."
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $42 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
About the Albuquerque International Sunport
The Albuquerque International Sunport is a world-renowned facility that welcomes over five million travelers per year. We are committed to providing a clean, safe and passenger friendly facility to meet the travel needs of visitors and New Mexicans alike. The Albuquerque International Sunport is owned by the City of Albuquerque and operated by the Aviation Department.