United Parcel Service (UPS) has ordered 14 Boeing 747-8 freighters and placed options on 14 more of the type. The aircraft will be used to support the cargo carrier’s fleet expansion plans. UPS Airlines president Brendan Canavan said the aircraft “are a strategic investment for increased capacity for UPS customers around the globe. The 747-8 will allow UPS to upsize our network in both new and existing markets.” The order is significant for Boeing because the 747-8 has ...

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