UPS orders eight more 767 Freighters
Boeing announced an order from UPS this week for eight more 767 Freighters, which will increase UPS’s 767 Freighter fleet to 108 airplanes.
UPS will begin taking delivery of these new airplanes 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.
UPS Executive Vice President and President U.S. Nando Cesarone commented: “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. “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.”
Based on the 767-300ER (Extended Range) passenger jet, the 767 Freighter carries up to 52.4 tonnes of revenue cargo with intercontinental range, serving as a platform for long-haul, regional and feeder markets. UPS was the launch customer for the 767 Freighter in 1995.
UPS currently operates 238 Boeing freighters including the 747, 757, 767 and MD-11.
According to Boeing’s 2022 Commercial Market Outlook forecast, carriers will require 2,795 more dedicated freighters over the next 20 years, including 940 new widebodies, 555 widebody converted freighters and 1,300 standard body conversions. The global freighter fleet will grow to 3,610 airplanes by 2041, up from 2,250 today.