FedEx donates Boeing 727 to CBU Aviation Science program
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013
RIVERSIDE, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FedEx Express has
donated a Boeing 727-200F to California Baptist University for use by its new
aviation science program. The cargo jet made its final taxi today after
landing at the Riverside Municipal Airport. The aircraft will be on permanent
display at the airport and will provide a working laboratory for aviation
"Although this aircraft has reached the end of its useful life in commercial
service after 33 years, it is beginning a new life here at the Riverside
Municipal Airport as a working lab for CBU aviation science students," said
Dr. Daniel Prather, founding chair of the CBU aviation science department.
"CBU could not be more pleased with this generous donation from FedEx and
appreciates the role of Women in Aviation International in making it
Before its final flight, the aircraft with registration number N266FE provided
FedEx with 20 years of service, transporting packages to destinations
throughout the United States. The plane is the 60^th donation of a Boeing 727
aircraft to various organizations for educational purposes. Prior to its
service with FedEx, the aircraft served as a passenger plane for Air Canada.
"FedEx is always proud to give back to the communities where we live and work,
and this donation of a 727 from our fleet is a good example of the company's
community spirit," said David Sutton, managing director of Aircraft
Acquisition and Sales for FedEx. "This marks the 60th aircraft we have donated
coast to coast, reflecting the community pride shared by all FedEx employees
in support of educational endeavors."
Prather expressed his gratitude to FedEx, and to Women in Aviation
International, who opened up this opportunity to its members. "Starting a
program with a B727 already on hand is more than I could have ever
expected,"Prather said."Thank you, FedEx, for making this a reality!"
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world's largest express transportation company, providing
fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx
Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of
time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a
broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services.
With annual revenues of $43 billion, the company offers integrated business
applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed
collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among
the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than
300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the
highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers
and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
About California Baptist University
Founded in 1950, California Baptist University is affiliated with the
California Southern Baptist Convention and is fully accredited through the
Western Association of Colleges and Schools. More than 6,000 students attend
CBU from 37 states and 30 countries, enrolled in 145 undergraduate majors and
36 graduate programs.
SOURCE California Baptist University
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