SEATTLE – Boeing announced an order for 19,767 Freighters from UPS on December 21, 2021, underlining the 767 Freighter’s exceptional operational efficiency and payload capacity to serve customers in an era of high air cargo demand.
âThe Boeing 767 is the most versatile aircraft we operate,â said UPS President of US Operations Nando Cesarone. âOur plan for the purchase of 19 aircraft and delivery between 2023 and 2025 aligns with the strategy and the capital expenditure forecasts shared during our Investor and Analyst Day in June 2021. It also supports our development efforts. sustainable by making our fleet more efficient and improving reliability, âhe said.
The deal comes on top of a record year for Boeing cargo sales, including 80 firm orders for new widebody cargo ships and more than 80 orders for Boeing Converted Freighters. In 2021, the demand for air freight increased due to expanding e-commerce and express freight markets.
âThis latest order for 19 jets marks an incredible year for the Boeing Freighter family,â said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing, Boeing. âSince the inception of the program, UPS has recognized the value of the 767 Freighter and has utilized the aircraft‘s exceptional cargo capabilities across its network. These new jets will allow UPS to meet the short and long term expected freight demand with the proven economy, reliability and flexibility that are synonymous with the 767 Freighter.
Based on the 767-300ER passenger jet (extended scope), the 767 Freighter carries up to 52.4 tonnes of commercial cargo with an intercontinental range, serving as a flexible platform for the long-haul, regional and international markets. food. UPS was the launch customer of the 767 Freighter in 1995 and has since ordered a total of 91 aircraft. The carrier currently operates 236 Boeing freighters, including the 747, 757, 767 and MD-11.
Boeing’s Commercial Market Outlook 2021 forecasts a 4% annual increase in air freight demand (freight tonne-kilometers) over the next 20 years. With more than 270 orders since the inception of the program, the 767 Freighter continues to play a key role in meeting this demand, along with a global cargo fleet expected to grow 70% by 2040.