Boeing officials announced a UPS order for eight more 767 freighters. The additional order will increase UPS’s 767 Freighter fleet to 108 aircraft, allowing the global carrier to further modernize and sustainably grow its fleet.
“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 in all regions of the world,” said Nando Cesarone, Vice President UPS executive and US president. “With these aircraft, our fleet will continue to be among the most modern in our industry, meeting the needs of our customers while improving our efficiency, durability and reliability.”
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) estimated that global air cargo revenues in 2021 were more than double pre-pandemic revenues in 2019.
“This renewed order from UPS is a testament to the exceptional freighter capabilities of the 767 freighter and once again demonstrates Boeing’s leadership in the freighter segment,” said Ihssane Mounir, Boeing’s senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing. . “UPS will work more than 100,767 freighters with this order and will build its fleet of Boeing and Boeing legacy aircraft to more than 260 aircraft. We are honored to play an important role in UPS’s efforts to operate a more sustainable and efficient fleet. »
UPS will begin taking delivery of these new aircraft in 2025, with an additional Boeing 767-300 Converted Freighter (BCF) entering service in late 2023. This purchase builds on UPS’s order for 19 Boeing 767 freighters in December 2021.
Based on the 767-300ER (Extended Range) passenger jet, the 767 freighter carries up to 52.4 tons of revenue freight with intercontinental reach, serving as a flexible platform for long-haul, regional and international markets. bring. UPS was the launch customer for the 767 freighter in 1995 and purchased a total of 108 of the model. The carrier currently operates 238 Boeing freighters, including the 747, 757, 767 and MD-11.
According to Boeing’s 2022 commercial market forecast, carriers will need an additional 2,795 dedicated freighters over the next 20 years, including 940 new widebodies, 555 converted widebodies and 1,300 standard body conversions. The global freighter fleet will grow to 3,610 aircraft by 2041, from 2,250 today. Today, Boeing freighters represent 90% of the world’s cargo capacity, transporting millions of tons of cargo around the world.