FedEx Express.FedEx Express FedEx Express, based in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, is the world's largest cargo airline. It is a subsidiary of the FedEx Corporation and delivers packages and freight to more than 220 countries each day. and the Indianapolis International Airport Indianapolis International Airport (IATA: IND, ICAO: KIND, FAA LID: IND) is a public airport located seven miles (11 km) southwest of the central business district of Indianapolis, a city in Marion County, Indiana, United States. have unveiled a major expansion project for the express carrier's Indianapolis Hub and a multi-year extended lease agreement that includes construction of up to 14 additional wide-body aircraft gates. Up to approximately 800 additional employees could be hired, which would bring the hub's employment level to nearly 5,000 people.
The expansion will increase package processing capacity more than 30 percent, from 75,000 packages per hour to 99,000 packages per hour, at the second-largest domestic FedEx Express hub behind Memphis. Additional capacity is needed at the hub to meet forecasted long-term package-volume growth, particularly for international shipments. FedEx operates international flights from Indianapolis to Europe, Asia and Canada.
Plans call for a 400,000-square-foot expansion to the hub's existing sort facility and construction of a 175,000 square-foot secondary sort building. Two maintenance buildings also will be built, pushing total hub growth by more than 600,000 square feet. Construction is expected to begin soon and the expanded system operational by December 2008.
As the airport's major cargo carrier, FedEx Express also is extending its lease 12 years, from 2016 to 2028. Under the agreement, the airport authority will fund, construct and lease back to FedEx five wide-body aircraft gates by this December. FedEx currently has 61 gates at the hub, 38 for wide-body aircraft and 23 for narrow-body aircraft Noun 1. narrow-body aircraft - a commercial airliner with a single aisle
narrow-body, narrowbody aircraft
airliner - a commercial airplane that carries passengers .
"This expansion by FedEx Express solidifies Indianapolis' reputation as one of our nation's leaders in transportation and distribution," Mayor Bart Peterson Barton "Bart" Peterson (born June 15, 1958 to parents Howard and Lori) has been mayor of the U.S city of Indianapolis, Indiana, since 2000. A Democrat, he defeated Sue Anne Gilroy 52 percent to 41 percent in 1999 to become Indianapolis' first Democratic mayor since 1967. said. "FedEx is the type of successful business that other cities envy Envy
See also Jealousy.
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envious of their sister’s beauty. , and it says a great deal about our city, our airport and local workforce that FedEx has committed to grow and expand in Indianapolis."
Indianapolis is one of six major domestic hubs operated by FedEx Express. Other hubs are in Memphis, the company's world headquarters, Newark, Fort Worth, Oakland and Anchorage Anchorage (ăng`kərĭj), city (1990 pop. 226,338), Anchorage census div., S central Alaska, a port at the head of Cook Inlet; inc. 1920. . FedEx also is building a hub in Greensboro, North Carolina “Greensboro” redirects here. For other uses, see Greensboro (disambiguation).
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