US express-cargo airline UPS has ordered another eight Boeing 767-300 Freighters, throwing more momentum behind Boeing’s already strong cargo-aircraft programmes.
Boeing disclosed the additional eight orders, which will bring UPS’s 767F fleet to 108 aircraft, on 29 August.
The US airframer expects to begin delivering the eight aircraft in 2025, Boeing says.
UPS is among Boeing’s top 767F customers. The airline already operates 72 767F dedicated freighters and eight cargo-converted 767Fs, according to Cirium data.
The latest order brings UPS’s number of outstanding 767F orders with Boeing to 27 aircraft. The airline had, in December 2021, ordered 19 of the jets.
“This repeat order from UPS is a testament to the outstanding cargo capabilities of the 767 Freighter,” says Boeing senior vice-president of commercial sales and marketing Ihssane Mounir.
Boeing has had notable recent success selling cargo aircraft amid booming demand for air-cargo shipments.
In 2022, Boeing has logged orders for another 49 freighters, all 777Fs and 777-8Fs, from customers including Air Canada, China Airlines, DHL, Emirates Airline, Eva Air, FedEx, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways and Western Global Airlines, its data shows.
In addition to its 767Fs, UPS operates 75 757Fs, 28 747-8Fs, 13 747-400Fs, 42 MD-11Fs and 52 Airbus A300Fs, according to Cirium.