Just to let you know sence you want to know every thing about aviation you can, they aren't FedEx's Caravan's, there feeder companies that do all the short trips for FedEx. Don't know about the times they have an outfit by me, I'd *guess* 2,000 hours, but that's just a guess.
P.S. I made up a sheet of question's I'll ask you next time we talk.
I see them all around at fields here in Cali. If no owned by FedEx, why is it plastered all over the side of those aircraft? I've never looked superclose, but it is the only name I've ever seen printed on the things. Not something like "Carrier-is-us, a division of FedEx", but just purple and green, or whatever colors they use new, with big FedEx on the side.
I'd say 135 op, so 1200hrs as well. If you can pick up a job at a jump school, in a caravan, as if that exists, and build time, maybe FedEx would look at ya on the lower end range.
I believe Fedex owns the aircraft and subcontracts with several companies to operate them. A friend of mine works for Empire and flys the Caravan. He had no multi or turbine time but had a lot of single engine Cessna time, Alaska experience, and an A and P....plus he was a local boy and maybe knew someone. I think he started at about 35K a year.
Because then FedEx does not have to do anything except for pay them. They don't have to hire extra schedulers, people to maintain the planes, fly them, or all the other BS that comes along with operating an aircraft. FedEx buys the planes, and does not GIVE them to the people that operate them, but let's them operate them. Then said company has to worry about paying the pilots and all that jazz. Makes perfect sense to me.
Same idea that a regional airline works under, only in that situation the ownership of the plane is under the regional. Which might not even be the case, as they might be leasing the planes. There are some majors out there (I dunno which ones) that don't own ANY airplanes, they lease all of them from the bank.