ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4294 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 6358 times:
Today UPS Flight 9131 flew Luxembourg to Bangor, Maine, and then on to Roswell, NM.
If this is a flight to a desert storage place, isn't that odd for such a new plane? UPS hasn't had 747-400s for that long. Is business so bad that this has to occur, or is it something else (actual cargo going from Luxembourg to New Mexico)?
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 27369 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 5938 times:
Quoting 413X3 (Reply 4): I believe this is the 2nd of 4 total going to UPS?
Following excerpt from UPS website section on the 744F.
UPS has committed to purchasing a total of 14 747-400 freighters. Eight of them will be new aircraft and four will come from Cargolux; all 12 will have nose-cargo loading doors. The remaining two are former EVA Airlines 747-400 "combi" aircraft that do not have nose-cargo doors and will be converted to full freighter configuration.
A/C N570UP - June 07
A/C N571UP - September 07
A/C N572UP - November 07
A/C N573UP - March 08
A/C N574UP - April 08
A/C N578UP - June 08 (Conversion-EVA Airlines)
A/C N575UP - June 08
A/C N576UP - September 08
A/C N579UP - December 08 (Conversion-EVA Airlines)