UPS orders eight more 767 freighters from Boeing

767-300 Freighter ©Boeing

United Parcel Services Inc. (UPS) has confirmed it has placed a firm order with Boeing Co for an additional eight 767 freighter jets. The order follows on from the 19 long-range freighters UPS ordered in December last year during the e-commerce boom which had raised the demand for air cargo services. 2021 was a good year foe Boeing freighter orders with 80 firm orders for new wide-body freighters and 80 Boeing Converted Freighters (BCFs).

For the jets ordered in 2021, UPS expects delivery from 2023 through 2025, while delivery of these latest eight jets will commence in 2025. According to Boeing, this order will take UPS’ fleet of 767s to 108 jets. While parcel cargo demand has tailed off from a peak during the pandemic, Boeing has forecast a demand from air carriers of 2,795 more dedicated freighters over the next 20-year period, of which 940 are anticipated to be new wide-body jets.

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