FedEx orders 50 ATR72-600F’s

FedEx will become the launch customer for the factory built ATR 72-600 freighter, after placing a firm order for 30 aircraft, plus 20 options.

ATR said the new ATR 72-600F cargo version will enter into service with FedEx Express in 2020.
The ATR 72-600F has a windowless fuselage, reinforced floor panels, a forward large cargo door (LCD) and a rear upper hinged cargo door. The cabin has a 74.6 m3 capacity, which can be used for bulk cargo, or up to seven unit load device (ULD) LD3 containers.
FedEx has previously employed ATR42F’s in a similar capacity.