Global shipping and logistics company UPS has entered a multi-year agreement with Boeing for the purchase of 19 767 Freighters.
Based on the 767-300ER passenger jet, the 767 Freighter carries up to 52.4 tons of revenue cargo with intercontinental range.
UPS was the launch customer for the 767 Freighter in 1995, and since then has ordered 91 of the aircraft.
Commenting on the agreement, USP’s US operations president Nando Cesarone said: “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 support our sustainability efforts by making our fleet more efficient and improving reliability.”
Boeing said the move highlights the aircraft’s “outstanding operational efficiency and payload capability” to serve its customers at a time of “robust” air cargo demand.
“This latest order for 19 jets bookends an incredible year for the Boeing Freighter family,” said Boeing’s senior vice president of commercial sales and marketing Ihssane Mounir.
“Since the program was launched, UPS has recognised the value of the 767 Freighter and utilised 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.”