UPS orders for 19 Boeing 767 freighters
Since being the launch partner in 1995, UPS has ordered about 91 767 aircraft. The carrier currently operates 236 Boeing freighters
Boeing announced that UPS has placed an order for 19 767 Freighters. The new order highlights the 767 Freighter's outstanding operational efficiency and payload capability to serve customers at a time of robust air cargo demand.
Based on the 767-300ER (Extended Range) passenger jet, the 767 Freighter carries up to 52.4 tons of revenue cargo with intercontinental range, serving as a flexible platform for long-haul, regional and feeder markets.
UPS was the launch customer for the 767 Freighter in 1995, and since then has ordered a total of 91 of the aircraft. The carrier currently operates 236 Boeing freighters including the 747, 757, 767 and MD-11.
"The Boeing 767 is the most versatile aircraft we operate. Our plan to purchase 19 aircraft and take delivery between 2023 and 2025 aligns with the strategy and capital expenditure forecast shared during our June 2021 Investor and Analyst Day. It also supports our sustainability efforts by making our fleet more efficient and improving reliability," said Nando Cesarone, U.S. Operations President, UPS.
The deal adds to a record-breaking year for Boeing freighter sales, including 80 firm orders for new widebody freighters and more than 80 orders for Boeing Converted Freighters, says the official release.
"Since the program was launched, UPS has recognized the value of the 767 Freighter and utilized the airplane's outstanding cargo capabilities throughout its network. These new jets will enable UPS to meet expected near-term and long-term cargo demand with the proven economics, reliability and flexibility that are synonymous with the 767 Freighter," said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing, Boeing.
Boeing's 2021 Commercial Market Outlook forecasts an annual increase of 4 percent in air cargo demand (Freight Tonne Kilometers) over the next 20 years. With more than 270 orders since program launch, the 767 Freighter continues to play a key role in supporting this demand, together with a global freighter fleet predicted to grow by 70 percent by 2040.