- UPS Airlines
website=http://www.ups.comparent=United Parcel Service Inc.
Louisville International Airport"United States:"
Philadelphia International Airport
LA/Ontario International Airport
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
Chicago Rockford International Airport
Columbia Metropolitan Airport
Bradley International Airport"Latin America-Caribbean:"
Miami International Airport"Europe:"
Cologne Bonn Airport"Canada:"
John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport
David Abney( President)
UPS Airlines is a worldwide cargo airline owned by
United Parcel ServiceInc. (NYSE|UPS). The company is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Its home airport is located at Louisville International Airport.
UPS Airlines flies to more than 200 countries.
UPS Airlines has a fleet size of 265 aircraft [http://www.pressroom.ups.com/mediakits/factsheet/0,2305,1278,00.html?mkname=upsairlines UPS Pressroom: Fact Sheet ] ] , 9th
largest airlinein the world:
UPS Airlines had ordered ten
Airbus A380freighters and had options on ten more. As part of the deal the airline was reducing an existing commitment for ninety Airbus A300 freighters to fifty three. But, in March 2007, UPS canceled their A380F orders. UPS has yet to announce a replacement order in place of the A380Fs. It has been rumored that UPS will order Boeing's 777F. UPS has also ordered eight Boeing 747-400freighters to increase capacity on its major "trunk" routes to Europe, Asia, and North America. These are expected to be delivered in June 2007 and go on through 2008. [UPS press release, 17 August 2005] UPS Airlines placed a firm order for 27 additional Boeing 767-300 Freighters in February 2007 to be delivered 2009 to 2012. [ [http://ups.com/pressroom/us/press_releases/press_release/0,1088,4858,00.html UPS: Press Release ] ] Most UPS Airlines flights go through the UPS Worldport at Louisville International Airport.
On August 1, 2008, the last 747-100F in the fleet was removed from service and retired. The airline's three remaining 747-200F's will be retired in January 2009.
Major incidents and accidents
* On September 11, 1998, Flight 744, N316UP, a Boeing 767-300 suffered substantial damage after running off the runway at
Ellington Fieldfrom Louisville International Airport. The airport was experiencing a tropical storm at the time of the landing, the aircraft was unable to stop on a wet runway with a strong tailwind. After running off the runway, the aircraft's right landing gear broke off and the right engine separated from the wing. The aircraft was put back into service after major repairs [http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19980911-1] .
* On June 7, 2005, Flight 6971, N250UP, a
McDonnell Douglas MD-11suffered substantial damage after a landing gear collapse at Louisville International Airportfrom Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The crew accidentally lowered the nose of the aircraft too fast, putting too much pressure on the front landing gear. The aircraft was put back into service after a $10 million repair [http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20050607-0]
* On February 8, 2006, Flight 1307, N748UP, a
Douglas DC-8was destroyed by fire at Philadelphia International Airportfrom Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Just before landing the crew reported a smoke detector was going off in the cargo hold. After landing, the cargo hold of the aircraft caught on fire, the source of the fire was never found. [http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20060208-0] .
United Parcel Service
* [http://www.UPS.com/ United Parcel Service Inc.]
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