Memphis-based FedEx Corp. has signed on to be the launch customer for a brand new cargo aircraft, the Cessna SkyCourier 408 turboprop produced by Wichita, Kansas-based Textron Aviation. FedEx airline arm FedEx Express has placed a firm order for 50 SkyCourier 408s, plus 50 options. Textron, which will produce the aircraft in Wichita, plans to begin deliveries to FedEx in 2020.  Textron Aviation president and CEO Scott Ernest said FedEx jointly designed the aircraft with Textron. ...

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