PICTURES: FedEx reveals Panda Express Boeing 777F decal

Washington DC
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Air cargo carrier FedEx has revealed renderings of how one if its first Boeing 777F freighters will look when it departs the US for China on a special mission the morning of 4 February.

Dubbed the “Panda Express”, the 777F (N850FD) complete with a 149m2 (1,600ft2) panda decal on the nose section, will fly non-stop from Dulles International airport near Washington’s National Zoo, to Chengdu, China, with a small but significant payload - two giant pandas.



Tai Shan, a 4.5-year-old male panda, born at the National Zoo, will travel with Mei Lan, a 3-year-old panda born at the Atlanta zoo. FedEx plans to pick up Mei Lan in Atlanta on the way to Dulles. Seating accommodations are being provided by FedEx: Two custom-built tubular steel containers.

The company plans to install the decal this weekend. To date, FedEx has received three of its 30 777Fs on order.