KUALA LUMPUR – Aircraft maker Boeing has received an order for 14 747-8 freighters from United Parcel Service Inc (UPS), a global leader in logistics.
Vice-President, Sales, North America and Leasing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes Brad McMullen said UPS also has the option to purchase an additional 14 of the cargo airplanes.
“We’ve continued to make the 747-8 Freighter even better, and we look forward to seeing UPS introduce it to its fleet,” he said in a statement today.
UPS Airlines President Brendan Canavan said the aircraft purchase was a strategic investment for increased capacity for UPS globally.
“The 747-8 freighters will allow UPS to upsize our network in both new and existing markets,” he said.
Boeing said the 747-8 Freighter is the world’s most efficient freighter, providing cargo operators the lowest operating costs and best economics of any large freighter on the market.
With its iconic nose door, the airplane has 16 per cent more revenue cargo volume than the 747-400F and reduces the noise footprint around an airport by 30 per cent compared with its predecessor. – BERNAMA