SEATTLE - Boeing announced an order for 19 767 Freighters from UPS highlighting the 767 Freighter's operational efficiency and payload capability to serve its customers at a time of robust air cargo demand.
The deal adds to a record-breaking year for Boeing freighter sales, including 80 firm orders for new widebody freighters and more than 80 orders for Boeing Converted Freighters. In 2021 air cargo demand has surged due to an expansion of e-commerce and express cargo markets.
Based on the 767-300ER (Extended Range) passenger jet, the 767 Freighter carries up to 52.4 tons of revenue cargo with intercontinental range, serving as a flexible platform for long-haul, regional and feeder markets. UPS was the launch customer for the 767 Freighter in 1995, and since then has ordered a total of 91 of the aircraft. The carrier currently operates 236 Boeing freighters including the 747, 757, 767 and MD-11.
Boeing's 2021 Commercial Market Outlook forecasts an annual increase of 4% in air cargo demand over the next 20 years. With more than 270 orders since program launch, the 767 Freighter continues to play a key role in supporting this demand, together with a global freighter fleet predicted to grow by 70% by 2040.