UPS confirms A380 freighters order
UPS has firmed up its January commitment for 10 A380 freighter aircraft from Airbus. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Deliveries of the planes are scheduled between 2009 and 2012.
The A380 freighter version has three cargo decks, compared to two in the Boeing 747-400 freighter, with 40,000 cubic feet of capacity and a maximum payload of 150 tons. It can accommodate 71 large cargo pallets. The standard Boeing 747-400 freighter can carry 124 tons and has a range of 2,600 miles.
UPS’s current fleet includes 47 A300 freighters.