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by UPS757Pilot
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 797
Views: 89729

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

UPS provides ground service for the jet but the volume is not UPS packages, I have heard it is postal volume. Amerijet has been operating a flight in and out of SMF. It’s a PHL-SMF-PHL run. I heard they were doing USPS. Maybe the ramp lead was mistaken? Huh. I thought that was a flight for UPS. UPS ...

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by UPS757Pilot
Mon Jun 08, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS
Replies: 240
Views: 42202

Re: IAI Launches 777-300ER converted freighters with GECAS

Interesting that the website shows samples cities, one of them being CVG.

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by UPS757Pilot
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90338

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

A 767 can't cross the Atlantic at full payload either, but that doesn't prevent it from somehow being the hottest cargo plane of A.net. 767F has a wingspan that can fit in far more common parking spaces on cargo aprons... Oh come one, not that nonsense again, you are better than that. This isn't th...

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by UPS757Pilot
Wed May 27, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747
Replies: 370
Views: 56614

Re: ​Internal tussle as Boeing weighs future of 747

I'm starting to see a little light at the end of the tunnel. Not over til it's over. Strange times we are in, and the article states there is an internal struggle at Boeing. Hard to see them turning back orders at this time. Time will tell.

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by UPS757Pilot
Fri May 22, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 141
Views: 13276

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

At least there is a little good news to report.... UPS will start SDF-GYY (Gary, IN) service this coming November. https://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/42126453/ups-signs-lease-agreement-with-gary-airport I don't know if UPS's current service at SBD, ORD, and RFD will change any when GYY com...

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by UPS757Pilot
Mon May 18, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Student Pilot Future
Replies: 18
Views: 2923

Re: Student Pilot Future

Go Air National Guard of AF Reserve. Get paid to fly something cool.

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by UPS757Pilot
Sat May 16, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network
Replies: 15
Views: 3329

Re: UPS Signs 5 Year Lease To Add Gary Airport To Its Cargo Network

The ventilator thing wouldn’t drive it. Opening up a new gateway is a long process, this has probably been in the works for almost 2 years. This is all because of e commerce. More and more people are buying on line. Can’t say I know the Chicago area well, but looking at it on a map, getting cans to...

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by UPS757Pilot
Wed May 13, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90338

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Yes the rumors are that the MD-11 will become a more domestic airplane as the 747 fleet continues to grow hence that idea that a 767X could be a viable replacement for it on the lower side and the 747 on the upper side. I doubt we will see the 777 at UPS as they are content with the 747 and 767 flee...

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by UPS757Pilot
Tue May 12, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90338

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

The cargo operators don't really need extra volume of the longer 400 fuselage. The taller landing gear from the 400 was mainly for tail strike issues not to fit larger engines. I think a cleansheet engine could fit on the 767-300F without a longer main landing gear. The lower fuel burn of a cleansh...

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by UPS757Pilot
Fri May 08, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90338

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Most potential 767F customers may be okay with less range or less lift as I think they are mainly package carriers that don't need the full capabilities of an 300F although the volume is nice - if they can accept less then MTOW could be less. As I said: a midrange freighter. Does anybody use B767-3...

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by UPS757Pilot
Thu May 07, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 104
Views: 23965

Re: Boeing 747 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Hopefully there is still the opportunity to build more 747s. UPS was rumored to have purchased more beyond the 28 announced but this news wouldn't seem to support this.

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by UPS757Pilot
Wed May 06, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 753 and 764 Survival
Replies: 67
Views: 15294

Re: 753 and 764 Survival

Maybe Delta would be interested in UA's 764's? Assuming they could get them dirt cheap. They are of no use to anyone other than Delta. Would freight haulers be interested? Great airplanes but no STC for use as a freighter plus a 14 ft longer wingspan so probably not as freight haulers with the inte...

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by UPS757Pilot
Sun May 03, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90338

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

the 767-400 wingspan is 14 ft longer than the 767-300 so there might some issues for the integrators with parking. That might have been why FedEx nor UPS didn't order them in 2011. A folding wing 767X might be the answer.

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by UPS757Pilot
Fri May 01, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X
Replies: 520
Views: 90338

Re: Reuters: Boeing considering 757-Plus and 767-X

Nice analysis. I see UPS and FedEx as 767X launch customers to serve as MD-11 replacements. UPS loves the 767, it really fits well into our operation. Anything larger introduces the wingspan concerns so the best idea is to lengthen in with new engines, sounds like a smart move by Boeing to do this s...

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by UPS757Pilot
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US ATC Impacts from Coronavirus Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 16786

Re: New York Center (ZNY) ATC Zero

Insertnamehere wrote:
Could the Air Force be brought in to be temporary staff to handle flights at a very reduced capacity?
Best case would be airborne E-3 AWACS for the busiest sectors. The Navy had E-2s which could also be tasked if needed.

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by UPS757Pilot
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Boeing and Airbus received new orders this year?
Replies: 20
Views: 4173

Re: Will Boeing and Airbus received new orders this year?

Freighters - yes I believe.

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by UPS757Pilot
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 458
Views: 54880

Re: Will cargo airlines increase capacity to replace lost belly cargo capacity?

samuelmanuel wrote:
Will cargo airlines increase capacity to make up for all the lost belly cargo due to passenger flight cancillations?

Yes - UPS is adding MD-11 segments to/from HKG. The next few months could be a boon for cargo operators at the expense of the pax carriers.

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by UPS757Pilot
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 335806

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Could the major pax carriers fly belly freight for profit with no passengers onboard? Asia freight costs are approaching $10 per kilo. There’s got to be some money to be made with a 777 or the like.

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by UPS757Pilot
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Freighters
Replies: 29
Views: 7980

Re: New Boeing Freighters

767XF and 777-8XF?

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by UPS757Pilot
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Boeing Freighters
Replies: 29
Views: 7980

New Boeing Freighters

https://cargofacts.com/allposts/equipme ... offerings/
Boeing to renew medium and large widebody freighter offerings
Article is behind a paywall, but does anyone have any further information?
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https://cargofacts.com/allposts/equipme ... offerings/
Boeing to renew medium and large widebody freighter offerings
Article is behind a paywall, but does anyone have any further information?

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by UPS757Pilot
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 84
Views: 20250

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

Just flew N368UP this week, love flying new 767s!

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by UPS757Pilot
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter
Replies: 139
Views: 21962

Re: Cargo facts Rumor: Airbus nears launch of A350 freighter

5X is picking up MD-11s from LH and not parking any as of now.

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by UPS757Pilot
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: San Bernardino Airport approves new cargo center - rumored for Amazon
Replies: 29
Views: 5089

Re: San Bernardino Airport approves new cargo center - rumored for Amazon

State of California suing the halt the project saying Federal environment reviews are required and the project as proposed would hurt distressed adjacent communities due to the increased amount of pollution the logistic center would generate once fully operational. https://www.sbsun.com/2020/02/21/...

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by UPS757Pilot
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 38660

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

CarlosSi wrote:
Saw a couple of them in SAT actually. Was a nice surprise.
They are being modified for UPS in SAT.

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by UPS757Pilot
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric
Replies: 104
Views: 15029

Re: Airbus - blended wing aircraft code name Maveric

Good for freight.

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by UPS757Pilot
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 38660

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

No they will join the UPS fleet after modifications.

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by UPS757Pilot
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"
Replies: 1642
Views: 154907

Re: Boeing CEO: NMA will "start with a clean sheet of paper again"

I wonder if this affects the potential 767-400X?

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by UPS757Pilot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 38660

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

blacksoviet wrote:
Which airline will be the last to retire the MD-11? Did the MD-11 compete against the 747-200 for the Air Force One contract?
Yes the MD-11 was offered as a potential AF1 I have heard form those with direct knowledge.

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by UPS757Pilot
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?
Replies: 100
Views: 17386

Re: How is the Boeing 747-8 a good freighter but a bad passenger craft?

Thanks for all the answers! It appears that a large part of the 747-8's appeal is the nose cone door. IOW, are you saying that operators have been willing to tolerate the 748's lower efficiency in exchange for this capability? And are there really that many shipments that require this capability? I...

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by UPS757Pilot
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64551

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

A launch of the rumored A330neo freighter? DHL? Amazon carrier? Would that not be based on the -800? Don't know as I haven’t seen any official specs but this article states it would be based on a -900. Btw I doubt UPS would be the customer as stated in the article but who knows? https://airlinerwat...

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by UPS757Pilot
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289676

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Still not convinced it was accidental.

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by UPS757Pilot
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020
Replies: 159
Views: 38660

Re: Lufthansa Cargo considers retiring all MD-11s in 2020

UPS has agreed to acquire two Lufthansa MD-11s in early 2020. I wonder what is the fate of the rest?

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by UPS757Pilot
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64551

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

A launch of the rumored A330neo freighter? DHL? Amazon carrier?

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by UPS757Pilot
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2713
Views: 289676

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

This looks like a bad call by the Iranians. They'll try to blame the U.S. but this was a Ukranian plane. . . . Are you thinking they meant to shoot down a US airliner instead of a Ukrainian one? No, because there are no U.S. airlines operating into Tehran, and I don't even think they overfly. I kno...

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by UPS757Pilot
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Delays Dallas Cowboys
Replies: 69
Views: 15369

Re: AA Delays Dallas Cowboys

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ_LUFBSoqM
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Interesting video on the logistical challenges of the NFL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJ_LUFBSoqM

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by UPS757Pilot
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS fleet - 2020 and beyond
Replies: 18
Views: 5225

Re: UPS fleet - 2020 and beyond

757 - gaining the LDS cockpit modification so should be around for a long time (probably lowest time 757 fleet in the world) 767 - leasing and buying more 767s through 2022. Boeing has acknowledged a 767X upgrade, possibly to serve as an MD-11 replacement. Advantage is that it will fit into the exis...

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by UPS757Pilot
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion
Replies: 109
Views: 12483

Re: Freight Peak Season 2019 Discussion

In the past couple of days, CAM has formally reregistered N327CM as N394UP. That aircraft is a BCF that had been operated by ANA Cargo for several years. It was at ILN, presumably being put through conformity, from 8/14/19-10/2/19. Then numbered N327CM, it flew to CWF from 10/2/19-10/17/19 for pain...

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by UPS757Pilot
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 1136
Views: 175815

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

wjcandee wrote:
Or maybe they're just pausing because they don't want 1-2 aircraft out of service during peak.
Exactly. The line(s) will be resumed in January.

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by UPS757Pilot
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed
Replies: 116
Views: 17309

Re: Rumor: New version of A330F being proposed

This is just pure nonsense. Why on earth would any A330 full freighter need foldible wingtips to fit into current gate spaces. Cargo airplanes don't use gates and the A330 full freighter already fits where it is parked on cargo ramps. So really, where is this story coming from? Certainly not any pi...

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by UPS757Pilot
Sun Nov 10, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A330Neo - 2019 a great year
Replies: 332
Views: 45135

Re: A330Neo - 2019 a great year

Also where are the rumored A330neo freighter orders? Airbus has been driven out of the freighter market, mainly due to their own decisions. Beyond the 330neo, what else do they have to counter Boeing and it's freighter portfolio?

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by UPS757Pilot
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147139

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

I think the freighter market alone could fully cover development costs of this new engine on the 767F. Boeing may have worked out it would be too costly to turn the 787-8 into a freighter. GenX on the 767F is the result. I think the rumours of the 400ER length are not correct. It would most likely ...

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by UPS757Pilot
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147139

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-could-genx-powered-767-x-usurp-boeings-nma-461437/ OPINION: Could Genx-powered 767-X usurp Boeing's NMA? Boeing’s closely guarded studies into what would effectively be a relaunch of the 767 for the 2020s add a fascinating new aspect to the long-run...

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by UPS757Pilot
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147139

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

The odds on a passenger version actually selling unless they rewing/put a new tail on it/ basically redesign every part on it are so low I don't think it's even worth discussing. I think what Boeing is thinking is that they are thinking of building an 767-400f with 748 Engines and if for some reaso...

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by UPS757Pilot
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147139

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

Look I get the 767 has been a highly successful freighter, but Boeing can't be serious. The 788F is the obvious successor to that, and the 787 backlog has shrunk once again, so the time to launch the 787F is now. The NMA honestly should be a re-engined, re-winged 757 stretch if they're going to go ...

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by UPS757Pilot
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147139

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

The whole article was just clickbait. The reality is, if they attempted this and there was interest, Airbus just discounts the A330-800 like no tomorrow and sweeps in and gets a lot of the orders, and gets the delivered faster. Yes, a re engined 767-400 would probably be lighter but unless they can...

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by UPS757Pilot
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147139

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

MD-11 replacement. The 767 can ft in existing parking infrastructure at the main hubs, where as the 777F, 787F?, A330F and A350F? wingspan is just too big. Add in fleet commonality and qualified crews and I can see UPS being very interested in this proposal. These main hubs have plenty of 747 8F sp...

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by UPS757Pilot
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767
Replies: 617
Views: 147139

Re: Boeing examines GEnX powered 767

MD-11 replacement. The 767 can ft in existing parking infrastructure at the main hubs, where as the 777F, 787F?, A330F and A350F? wingspan is just too big. Add in fleet commonality and qualified crews and I can see UPS being very interested in this proposal.

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by UPS757Pilot
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019
Replies: 227
Views: 64452

Re: 747 Delivery/Production Thread - 2019

Wouldn't be surprised to see UPS place a top-off order at some point.

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