Weather conditions were less than favorable not only during the flight but before. Unfortunately, accidents happen in which crew members and passengers are injured or killed. Learning from mistakes is one key factor to preventing some accidents that can occur. The NTSB has made advancements in the way they conduct accident investigations and the findings and recommendations could potentially save more lives in the future.
Evaluation of Accident Report
On January 27, 2009 Empire Flight 8284 departed from Fort Worth Alliance Airport, Fort Worth, Texas at 0313 Central Standard Time on its way to Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport. FedEx Corporation held the registration of the Aerospace Alenia ATR 42-320, N902FX aircraft; HOWEVER, Empire Airlines operated the aircraft transporting cargo for FedEx Corporation. Weather conditions prior to flight were less than desirable. On January 26, 2009, freezing precipitation began falling around 2300 hours and continued until after the accident. The freezing precipitation consisted of light freezing rain and ice pellets.
Prior to take off the flight crew completed their checklists including the instrument meteorological conditions and the instrument rules flight plan. The flight plan was filed accordingly. The crew readied the aircraft and prepared for departure. Departure was normal and there were no issues notated. As the flight crew prepared for descent into Lubbock International Airport the auto…
FedEx has proven to be the leader in the logistics industry by providing fast, time-definite and reliable shipment of customers ' goods. FedEx has shown to be very responsive to clients ' needs to ensure maximum customer satisfaction. By the use of the recent technology to ensure tracking of customers ' goods as well as well as segmentation of services, FedEx aims to ensure the provision of best service to its clients hence giving it superiority in the packaging industry.
FedEx 's vision to be…
FedEx has experienced steady growth in holiday volumes since 2007. They forecasted another record holiday in 2015. FedEx expected they would move more than 290 million packages during Black Friday and Christmas Eve, which resulted in a 9 percent increase in overall year-over-year seasonal volume. FedEx also forecasted the busiest day in company history was December 15, 2015 with a forecasted 22.6 million shipments moving around the world. Their peak projections included FedEx earnings…
Federal Express counted with one air fleet of fourteen Dassault Falcon jet planes that would fly out of Memphis International Airport. That same day, 186 packages were delivered to 25 different cities in the United States, from Rochester, NY to Miami, FL. Federal Express became the first company to offer a 24 hour service of package, cargo and document deliveries from door to door in the United States. The company 's geographic point for all airplane take offs was Memphis since it was a…
Federal Express (FedEx) was founded in 1971 and handles many package requests daily. In order for them to remain competitive they use their website FedEx.com to field questions received by customers on a daily basis. FedEx has managed to reduce cost by almost $2.00 using the website. Customers are still able to speak with a Customer Representative if questions are not easily answered on the website.
FedEx has many strengths using the latest technologies offered. First, customers are able to get…
FedEx is one of the largest global shipping and solutions corporations in the World. FedEx has more than 300,000 employees providing services to consumers along with businesses globally. FedEx has different operating systems, which include FedEx Freight, FedEx Express and FedEx Ground. All serve purposes on how they are able to deliver products to its consumers. The headquarters of FedEx is located in Memphis, Tennessee. They are only a couple of miles away from the Memphis International…
Strategic Management Project
DR. Robert Ch. Wood
BUSINESS 189 – Strategic Management
SAN JOSE CONSULTING GROUP:
December 9, 2003
TABLE OF CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ……………………………………………………………… 3-5
Chapter I: HISTORY ……………………………………………………………… 6 -9
Chapter II: EXTERNAL ANALYSIS ……………………………………………….9-15
A. Industry Life…
and create new opportunities. This is what happened to me, but I must start at the beginning of this short saga; or at least, the beginning of how my vision of the next ten years was born.
Ten years ago I was a homeowner in Modesto, California, driving for a company called Viking Transportation. It had recently been purchased by FedEx and were in the process of changing their name to FedEx Freight. I was really happy about the fact that my drive to work was now only twenty-eight miles one way…
For instance, through our FedEx OneCall program, we assign a single customer service agent to handle virtually all issues of a customer’s account”(Fedex, 2005). Examples of operational excellence by Fedex in the article they state, “FedEx Express invented express distribution in 1973 and remains the industry leader, providing rapid, reliable, time-definite delivery of packages, documents and freight to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express offers time-certain delivery within one…
220 countries and territories (FedEx, n.d.). FedEx was the first major air transport company to implement a “hub and spoke” system, where all packages would enter a central location and be redistributed to their final destination (Parnell, 2014). According to Parnell (2014), Fedex lobbied for the Air Cargo Deregulation Act which successfully helped to change the face of the airline industry as we know it today and spurred Fedex’s growth rate by exponential amounts.…