The UPS air freight division will be receiving up to 28 Boeing 747-8Fs after the placement of an order with Boeing, the US logistics giant has announced.
The order is made up of fourteen firm orders and options for fourteen additional aircraft of the type. Deliveries are scheduled to happen between 2017 and 2020.
“These aircraft are a strategic investment for increased capacity for UPS customers around the globe,” said Brendan Canavan, president, UPS Airlines. “The 747-8 will allow UPS to upsize our network in both new and existing markets.”
“UPS could not have selected a better aircraft to meet its growing business needs,” said Brad McMullen, vice president, Sales, North America and Leasing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “We’ve continued to make the 747-8 Freighter even better, and we look forward to seeing UPS introduce it to its fleet.”
UPS’s current fleet is composed of: fifty-two A300-600Fs, thirteen B747-400Fa, seventy-five B757-200Fs, fifty-nine B767-300ERs and thirty-seven MD-11Fs.