FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world’s largest express transportation company, has donated a Boeing 727-100 freighter to Owens Community College, where it will be used to provide hands-on educational experiences for first responders at The Owens Center for Emergency Preparedness.
Using the aircraft, these dedicated first responders will have an opportunity to train with the 727’s complex systems and perform emergency rescue scenarios.
“Owens Community College appreciates the commitment that FedEx has made to higher education and the future of emergency preparedness training,” said Christa Adams, Ph.D., president of Owens Community College. “Providing our region’s first responders with the highest level in real-world, scenario training plays a critical role in ensuring the country’s safety and protection. The generous donation of a Boeing 727-100 freighter aircraft by FedEx will have an immediate impact on airplane emergency response training within the new Center for Emergency Preparedness.”
Before its final flight, aircraft 727-100C N186FE provided FedEx with more than 18 years of service, transporting packages to destinations throughout the United States.
“FedEx has a long tradition of responding to emergencies and natural disasters, donating its facilities, expertise, aircraft and vehicles to transport aid shipments around the world,” said David Sutton, managing director of Aircraft Acquisitions and Sales at FedEx Express. “This FedEx 727 donation to The Owens Center for Emergency Preparedness further demonstrates our commitment to the communities in which we serve.”
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $35 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 275,000 employees and contractors to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit www.fedex.com.
Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.