Boeing has secured an order from UPS for eight more 767 Freighters, increasing the cargo carrier’s 767 Freighter fleet to 108 aeroplanes.
“The additional 767s will help us continue to deliver what matters to UPS customers around the world. This is a very versatile aircraft that we operate across every region of the globe,” said UPS executive vice president and president US Nando Cesarone.
“With these aircraft, our fleet will continue to be among the most modern in our industry, meeting our customers’ needs while improving our efficiency, sustainability and reliability.”
Crucial role in global trade
Air cargo continues to play a crucial role in global trade, from supporting supply chains to expanding e-commerce. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has estimated that global air cargo revenue in 2021 was more than double the revenue in pre-pandemic 2019.
“This repeat order from UPS is a testament to the outstanding cargo capabilities of the 767 Freighter and further demonstrates Boeing’s market leadership in the freighter segment,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing.
‘More sustainable, more efficient fleet’
“UPS will operate more than 100 767 Freighters with this order and will build its fleet of Boeing and Boeing-heritage airplanes to more than 260 airplanes. We are honoured to play an important role in UPS’s efforts to operate a more sustainable, more efficient fleet.”
UPS will begin taking delivery of the new aircraft in 2025, with an additional 767-300 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) entering service in late 2023. This purchase builds on UPS’s order for 19 767 Freighters in December 2021.