FedEx Express (FX, Memphis International) reduced its B767-300F purchase rights from 50 to 43 during 2023, the airline's quarterly statistical report shows.

The FedEx carrier plans to take three of its remaining fifteen firm-ordered B767-300Fs by the end of May 2024 to be followed by another ten by May 31, 2025, and the final two by May 31, 2026. Those firm orders will increase FedEx's B767 fleet to 152 aircraft.

The company told Cargo Facts it was "evaluating and balancing its future aircraft orders for network optimisation".

FedEx is the largest operator of the B767-300F and one of two remaining customers of the type alongside rival UPS Airlines (5X, Louisville International) with 78 aircraft in the fleet and 21 more on order. Boeing (BOE, Washington National) plans to stop building the freighter by 2027 due to growing environmental and noise restrictions. While all B767 passenger variants are already out of production, Boeing still builds the B767-2C(KC-46A) military variant.

FedEx revealed that its firm-ordered aircraft will all be delivered by the end of May 2026 with another five Cessna 408Fs and two ATR72-600Fs due by the end of May 2024, followed by thirteen 408Fs, eight ATR72-600Fs, and two B777-200Fs by May 2025, and then fourteen C408Fs and one ATR72-600F the year after. Besides its reduced B767-300F options, the airline also has options for twenty-three B777-200Fs, fifty C408Fs, and twenty ATR72-600Fs.