Pilots of the future

by FedEx Safety/Pilot Recruitment

In an effort to recruit the best aviators in the industry, FedEx Express developed Purple Runway – A FedEx Pathways Program. The innovative program is designed to create a new career path for pilots to the FedEx fleet.

Working with our Feeder operators, the program guides you through the necessary steps to become a FedEx pilot. For eligible candidates, the structured program builds your career to FedEx by offering: college tuition assistance, advanced training, PIC time, and mentoring.

FedEx Purple Runway Scholarship Program
To help ease the financial burden of rising education costs, FedEx is providing $2.5 million in grants for students attending universities and technical schools around the country. The grants will go toward dedicated aviation scholarships at the University of Memphis, Delta State University, University of North Dakota, Indiana State University, Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Arkansas State University. 

The FedEx Feeder Network
The FedEx Express Feeder network is a strategic component of the overall global linehaul network, serving markets too small for direct FedEx Express air linehaul service. The Feeder network is powered by 300 aircraft under 60,000 pounds maximum gross take-off weight. These aircraft serve over 250 locations around the world. 

The FedEx Feeder fleet complements the company’s jet fleet of more than 360 aircraft, including Boeing 777s, B767s, B757s, McDonnell Douglas MD11s, MD10s, Airbus 300s and Airbus 310s.

FedEx continues to modernize its Feeder fleet with the recent purchase of the ATR 72-600F aircraft as well as the newly designed Cessna SkyCourier 408 aircraft, both scheduled for delivery in 2020. To learn more, visit fedexpurplerunway.com.