Boeing today announced an order from UPS 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 expand its fleet.
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.
UPS will begin taking delivery of these new aircraft in 2025, and another Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) 767-300 will enter service in late 2023. This purchase is in addition to UPS’s order for 19,767 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 airline 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.