UPS orders 18 Boeing jets
United Parcel Service (UPS), the US-based delivery company, has announced its order of Boeing jets.
The firm has made a request for 14 of Boeing’s 747-8 cargo jets, and 4 of the American manufacturer’s 767 aircrafts.
UPS confirmed it will use the carriers to create additional capacity – with no previous aircraft being replaced – for its air services, which are in high demand.
The order will be added on to UPS’ 2016 order of 14 Boeing 747-8 freighters, with the 32 total jets –and 9mn pounds of capacity – expected to be delivered by the end of 2022.
“Our intra-U.S. next-day and deferred air shipments are expanding to record levels, and UPS’s International segment has produced four consecutive quarters of double-digit export shipment growth,” reported CEO and Chairman of UPS, David Abney.
“To support this strong customer demand, we continue to invest in additional air capacity, providing the critical link our customers need to markets around the world.”
“UPS has clearly tapped into the power and efficiency the 747-8 Freighter brings to the market,” stated Kevin McAllister, President of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
“We’re impressed with how UPS is leveraging the airplane in its operations and excited to see them bring additional 767s into their fleet.”