U.S. Transportation Sec. Anthony Foxx was in Memphis last week. While here, one of his stops was the FedEx World Hub at Memphis International Airport.
He’s blogged about his visit on the Dept. of Transportation website.
“The FedEx facility covers more than 800 acres and is operated by more than 11,000 FedEx employees moving an average of over 1.5 million packages through the hub each day,” Foxx writes. “What I saw is a terrific example of using innovation to improve transportation.
“With more than 10,000 arrival and departure flights every month, FedEx and Memphis International have been on the forefront of implementing the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation (NextGen) air transportation initiative. NextGen has made possible a significant improvement in FedEx’s ability to move airplanes in and out of Memphis. For example, by working together on just one new NextGen approach last fall, government and industry have increased the airport’s capacity by 17 percent.”