Jun 19, 2017: UPS, a global leader in logistics and Boeing announced an order to convert three 767 passenger airplanes into Boeing Converted Freighters during the 2017 Paris Air Show.
"The purchase and conversion of these 767s is a perfect example of how UPS is making smart investments to fuel profitable growth," said UPS Airlines president Brendan Canavan. "This extension of our relationship with Boeing will help expand the safe, reliable and on-time services we provide for our customers all over the world."
UPS and Boeing have been partnering on airlift since 1981, when UPS purchased its first 727s to begin its Next Day Air operation, and the transportation giant was Boeing's launch customer for the 767 freighter in 1995.
"It's a privilege for us to supply and support UPS with Boeing Converted Freighters," said Stan Deal, president and CEO, Boeing Global Services. "With more than 40 years of experience in passenger-to-freighter conversions, Boeing has a deep understanding of the needs of the air cargo industry. This order is an endorsement of the value of that knowledge and the customer service experience we provide."