Boeing has won another order for venerable 767-300ER aircraft – this time for 19 freighters from UPS.
It’s been a busy year for Boeing, which have racked up 80 firm orders for new widebody freighter aircraft, as well as orders for an additional “Boeing Converted Freighters”.
The aircraft will be delivered to UPS between 2023 to 2025.
The Boeing 767-300F is based on the 767-300ER (Extended Range) passenger jet. It can carry up to 52.4 tons of cargo with an intercontinental range, serving as a flexible platform for the 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 airline also operates the Airbus A300 as well.
UPS U.S. Operations President Nando Cesarone said:
“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,”
Ihssane Mounir, Boeing senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing added:
“This latest order for 19 jets bookends an incredible year for the Boeing Freighter family,”
“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.”
Filling in the freight need
If the last two years has proved anything – it is the value of airfreight to ship high value and time-sensitive items over distances – be it masks, foodstuffs, clothing, medical aids and so on.
For UPS, it means adding fleet capacity, whilst working through updating the fleet.
With the way the world has become so dependant on just-in-time freight, you can bet there will be more orders in the future…
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