Freight Feeder Aircraft Corporation announced it made the decision to upgrade the design of its Freight Feeder aircraft by slightly widening the cargo-bay to accommodate six of the larger 96in x 125in “main deck” standard industry containers and pallets, and has re-designated the aircraft to the FF5000.

“This will allow the FF5000 to accommodate a broader variety of standard industry containers now including the M-1 type main deck 96in x 125in containers and pallets such as the AMA and AMJ. This design change will substantially enhance the aircraft’s marketability and international applications which will, in turn, capture an even greater market-share for the Company,” stated Scott Jacox, VP Marketing.

The original design/engineering of the Aircraft makes this is a feasible and practical upgrade to the overall design. Details on the prototype and revised schedule will be announced shortly.

Freight Feeder Aircraft Corporation is a private US corporation registered in the state of Wyoming. In December 2007, Freight Feeder Aircraft Corporation acquired the Freight Feeder aircraft technology and development program from Utilicraft Aerospace Industries, Inc. which included the aircraft design, related intellectual property, patents, and developed hardware and software including a mockup aircraft, and fuselage tooling—with the intention of completing the development of the aircraft project, and to bring the Freight Feeder aircraft into commercial production for global sales into the freight aircraft market. Inclusive in the acquisition are the Aircraft Design Patent, the ETA Freight Tracking Method Patent, and the AFRS Automatic Flat-Rate Power Management Patent.

The Freight Feeder aircraft—now designated the FF5000 by the company—is specifically designed to address a niche segment of the global air freight market, specifically the need for a new and updated state-of-the-art effective containerized freight feed air transportation system requiring the development and implementation of a new regional-sized-container-capable turboprop-aircraft, specifically designed to economically transport containerized/palletized air shipments to and from regional manufacturing and freight distribution facilities (located in smaller communities) to and from the major international hub airports worldwide. (Marketwire)