UPS buys first used Boeing 767s with new ones out of reach

The 767, which debuted in 1982 as Boeing?s first twin-engined wide-body, has enjoyed resurgence as a freighter as passenger version loses popularity United Parcel Service Inc. purchased its first used Boeing Co. 767s, grabbing older models that are in high demand as package shipments increase globally and production slots for new versions of the plane are sold out. The three passenger aircraft, 767-300ERs that will be converted to carry freight, were bought ?within the past couple of days,? UPS spokesman Jim Mayer said Friday. He declined to identify the seller or the cost and couldn?t say when the new planes will begin flights for the Atlanta-based courier. The company has 59 of the model now, all ordered from Boeing in January 1993. The 767, which debuted in 1982 as Boeing?s first twin-engined wide-body, has enjoyed a resurgence as a freighter as the passenger version loses popularity. Boeing plans to speed output by 25 per cent later this year as it juggles contracts to build the first of potentially 400 aerial tankers for the US Air Force and 50 freighters for FedEx Corp. Courtesy: Gulf News.com

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