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FedEx Pilots Deliver During These Uncertain Times

Flying All Over The Globe To Deliver Needed Supplies And Goods

FedEx pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) face incredible challenges as they continue to provide essential services to not only keep supply lines open which are critical to the global economy, but also, and more importantly, provide much-needed humanitarian aid around the world. As nations close their borders and lock down cities to prevent the spread of COVID-19, FedEx pilots, operating under an essential services exemption, continue to fly into areas where they are potentially exposed to health risks associated with the virus.

As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, FedEx pilots continue to fulfill the corporate mission statement with the highest ethical and professional standards, despite the risk. They continue to exhibit exceptional character and dedication. As countries and cities lock down and COVID-19 cases multiply exponentially, FedEx pilots remain up to the task. Personal sacrifice and selfless acts are becoming the norm while operating in these dangerous environments.

While the threat of being infected with the virus is always present, FedEx pilots are at times faced with challenges such as limited to no food options, required confinement in hotel rooms for days, fears of quarantine in locations around the globe, invasive medical testing protocols in various countries, and the potential inability to come home to their family and community due to fears of passing on the virus and self-quarantine requirements.

Today, while most people are directed to stay at home, FedEx pilots continue to fly all over the globe and are committed to providing much-needed essential services to ensure this pandemic becomes controlled, countries around the world have needed medical supplies and humanitarian aid, and that the global economy will prosper in the future.

“Recognizing the personal sacrifices our pilots are making daily, I could not be more proud to represent our FedEx pilots as they continue to operate the most demanding schedules all around the world during this crisis,” said FedEx ALPA Master Executive Council chairman Capt. Pete Harmon. “Their commitment to accomplishing the mission while providing support to the world once again proves to me their personal character and significance not only to our Company, but to the world.”

(Source: ALPA news release)



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