From: Stephen L Nicoud <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: 18 Jan 93 20:07:04 PST
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1-15-93 UPS LAUNCHES 767 FREIGHTER WITH ORDER FOR UP TO 60 United Parcel Service launched the 767 Freighter program today with an order for up to 60 of the twinjets. The order is for 30 firm aircraft and 30 options. Detailed design engineering is beginning immediately. The design will be complete, and production will begin in the second quarter of 1994. The first airplane will roll off Everett's production line and enter flight testing in the second quarter of 1995, with certification and delivery scheduled in October 1995. UPS has not selected engines for the airplane, which is based on the 767-300 extended-range airframe. The 767 Freighter will be capable of carrying 56 tons of maximum revenue payload 3,000 nautical miles, or 45 tons as far as 4,000 nautical miles. The package-delivery firm will use the airplanes on international, transoceanic and domestic flights. The purchase is the largest order for all-cargo aircraft ever received by Boeing. Dick Oehme, UPS Airlines president and chief operating officer, said, "Our announcement today demonstrates UPS's long-term commitment to provide reliable, on-time, worldwide service for our customers." The Atlanta-based firm delivers 3 billion packages a year, operates 130,000 delivery vehicles, and operates and has on firm order 197 airplanes.