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UPS and the Boeing 747-8F order

UPS has now exercised their options and will have 32 747-8F in service by 2022.   “Our intra-U.S. next-day and deferred air shipments are expanding to record levels, and UPS’s International segment has produced four consecutive quarters of double-digit export shipment...

UPS buys 14 747-8s

Boeing and UPS announced an order for 14 747-8 Freighters. The agreement also includes an option to purchase an additional 14 of the cargo airplanes.   This order is a very crucial win for Boeing.  The company has been saying the 747-8 is not dead yet. But the dearth...

How much will Amazon disrupt the package freight business?

A report in the Seattle Times broke the story yesterday that Amazon is looking at acquiring 20 Boeing 767-300ER freighters to avoid problems with unmet deliveries during peak seasons.  Amazon has been experimenting with its own delivery service, which was described by...

US airline profitability and fuel hedges

As fuel costs have come down we have seen the US airline industry report record profits.  But how is the impact playing out?  We created the following chart to illustrate this using the Boeing 737-700 and a few airlines as an example. There are numerous inputs...

UPS buys 14 747-8s

Boeing and UPS announced an order for 14 747-8 Freighters. The agreement also includes an option to purchase an...