The Marine version of the huey, the UH-1E was designed for the
USMC to operate from shipboard. Primary differences included a
rotor brake, an alternating current electrical system, aluminum
construction for shipboard use and air to ground and air to air
"It was a generous offer from FedEx, but the program is
not up and running yet. We are confident the class will be approved
by the Ohio Board of Regents."
Source: Frank Vaccarello, campus public
relations director for Kent State University-Ashtabula, on the
school's rejection of a donated 727 from FedEx for a proposed
aviation maintenance program at the school.