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FedEx orders 50 767 Freighters with 50 options

FedEx Corp has agreed to order 50 767-300 Freighters with options to buy 50 more.

The $8 billion deal at list prices should reduce the express cargo carrier’s structural costs, improve fuel efficiency and reliability, FedEx says in a statement.

Boeing is ramping up 767 deliveries to two per month as continues development of a military tanker derivative for the US Air Force.

Last week, Boeing announced that the KC-46 tanker must accept a further $535 million after-tax charge due to fuel systems problems. That adds to an after-tax charge $272 million that Boeing reported in the second earnings report a year ago.

“We’re pleased that FedEx has chosen the 767 Freighter and appreciate their confidence in the airplane,” Boeing says.

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