UPS has ordered 19 Boeing 767 Freighters, rounding off a record year for the aerospace giant.

Based on the 767-300ER passenger aircraft, the 767 Freighter carries up to 52 tonnes of revenue cargo with intercontinental range, with the flexibility to serve long-haul, regional and feeder markets.

UPS was the launch customer for the 767 Freighter in 1995 and has ordered 91 units since then.

Nando Cesarone, US Operations President at UPS says: “Our plan to purchase 19 aircraft and take delivery between 2023 and 2025 aligns with the strategy and capital expenditure forecast shared during our June 2021 Investor and Analyst Day. It also supports our sustainability efforts by making our fleet more efficient and improving reliability.”

Boeing had a record-breaking year in 2021 for freighter sales, with 80 firm orders for new widebody freighters and more than 80 orders for Boeing Converted Freighters as air cargo demand surged due to an expansion of e-commerce and express cargo.

Ihssane Mounir, Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales and Marketing at Boeing says: “Since the program was launched, UPS has recognised the value of the 767 Freighter and utilised the airplane's outstanding cargo capabilities throughout its network. These new jets will enable UPS to meet expected near-term and long-term cargo demand with the proven economics, reliability and flexibility that are synonymous with the 767 Freighter.”