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Little Rock Airmotive existed quite sometime before Fred Smith and FedEx came along. It belonged to a company owned by Witt Stephens (Arkla Gas Co.). It had a great reputation for modifying the Falcon 20 into business jets. Also, the Little Rock Airport facility was on the other side of Adams Field from the site where FedEx was born. I know because I worked there.


Jim Lawless
Commerce, TX