Freight UPS Airlines orders more B747-8F and B767-F

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US cargo airlines UPS Airlines has announced to order additional Boeing cargo aircraft.

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UPS Airlines stated, that the airline will order 14 additional Boeing 747-8F and four more Boeing 767 Freighters. All 32 of the jets will be delivered by the end of 2022, adding more than 9 million pounds of cargo capacity. The Kentucky-based carrier had ordered 14 Boeing 747-8F in October 2016 with options for additional 14 aircraft.

“As we celebrate the 30th anniversary of UPS Airlines today, we are seeing unprecedented demand for our air products,” said UPS Airlines President Brendan Canavan. “The new freighters will allow us to continue upsizing aircraft on routes and will create a cascading effect that will boost capacity on regional routes around the world.”

So far, UPS has received four Boeing 747-8F. The 747-8 freighter carries 46 shipping containers, 34 on its main deck and 12 in its lower compartments.  The -8 has a cargo capacity of 307,600 pounds, or approximately 30,000 packages and a range of 4,200 nautical miles. The Boeing 767 freighter has cargo capacity of 132,200 pounds and capacity for 31 air containers, 24 on the main deck and 7 in its lower compartments.  It has a range of approximately 3,000 nautical miles.  UPS currently operates 59 Boeing 767 aircraft.

In total, UPS Airlines operates a fleet of over 240 aircraft, including Airbus and Boeing freights, on several hubs around the world.

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