Textron: first Cessna Skycourier to Fedex Express
Textron Aviation has delivered the first Cessna Skycourier twin utility turboprop to Fedex Express. This is the first of 50 freighters that the global logistics firm has ordered as Cessna Skycourier’s launch customer. The clean-sheet aircraft achieved Federal aviation Administration (FAA) type certification in March 2022.
“Fedex took delivery of its first Cessna in the mid-1980s and the two companies have had a collaborative relationship over the four decades since then,” said Ron Draper, president and CEO, Textron Aviation.
“We believe that many other air freight, passenger and special mission operators will also benefit from the winning combination of low operating costs and unparalleled lift capacity that the new Cessna Skycourier brings to the market.” (cj)