A retired FedEx Express aircraft is making a new home in Greenville, S.C.
After arriving from the FedEx hub in Indianapolis, Ind., the Boeing 727-200 will be towed to its permanent home at USAeroTech, where students there will learn about the mechanical aspects of large aircraft.
“FedEx 727 freighters, once the backbone of FedEx’s domestic fleet, are being retired and replaced with Boeing 757s,” said Beth Rush of FedEx Express aircraft acquisitions and sales. “Donating these retired aircraft provides the critical hands-on training on large aircraft that is important to the skill set of the next generation of aircraft technicians.”
To date, Rush said, FedEx has donated more than 70 727s to aviation schools, colleges and local community airports and fire departments for training purposes.
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