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UNITED PARCEL SERVICE ORDERS 30 BOEING 767 FREIGHTERS

 EVERETT, Wash., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- United Parcel Service, the Atlanta-based package-delivery firm, placed an order today for up to 60 Boeing 767 jetliners configured as all-cargo freighters, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group said today.
 The order, comprising 30 firm aircraft and 30 options, launches the Boeing 767 Freighter program, which is based on the airplane manufacturer's popular 767-300 extended-range airframe.
 The first aircraft 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 plans to use the airplanes on international, transoceanic and domestic flights. UPS has not selected engines for the airplane.
 The purchase is the largest order for all-cargo aircraft ever received by Boeing. Since December 1985, UPS has announced orders for 55 Boeing 757 Freighter aircraft; 30 of those have been delivered and are in service.
 "Our announcement today demonstrates UPS's long-term commitment to provide reliable, on-time, worldwide service for our customers," said Dick Oehme, UPS Airlines president and chief operating officer.
 "Through the introduction of the 757 Package Freighter into UPS's fleet, Boeing and United Parcel have developed what I consider to be a great working relationship," said Richard Albrecht, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group executive vice president. "We are very pleased to be playing a supporting role in their success story."
 United Parcel Service was founded in 1907 in Seattle. Eighty-five years later, it delivers 3 billion packages a year, operates almost 130,000 delivery vehicles, and operates and has on firm order 197 airplanes.
 With the 767 Freighter announcement, Boeing has 647 orders from 54 customers for all types of the 767.
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 /CONTACT: Brian Ames or Susan Davis of Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, 206-342-4771/
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CO: Boeing Commercial Airplane Group; United Parcel Service ST: Washington, Georgia IN: AIR SU: CON

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