FedEx To Open Crew Base At Cologne Hub

PHX Flyer

Sep 23, 2002
Phoenix, AZ
Shortly after the pilot contract was ratified, FedEx announced plans to open another crew base abroad (first one was in Hong Kong a while ago), this time at the new hub in Cologne, Germany. Now some details have been released: apparently, the initial plans call for 32 pilots with 757 type rating to be stationed in Cologne.

The question is, how many crews does FedEx employ for each aircraft?

And why was Cologne chosen over the main hub in Paris as the location for the first European pilot base?