With industry analysts pointing to a double digit increase in global air cargo traffic in 2017, an aging freighter fleet, and demand for more new freighters, the 767 freighter program has nowhere to go but up.
Boeing confirmed during the first quarter earnings call that the 767 will increase production in Everett, Wash. to three airplanes per month starting in 2020. Last fall the program transitioned from two to 2.5 airplanes per month.
“Today’s 767 Freighters are the best they’ve ever been,” said Dennis Muilenburg, chairman, president and CEO of The Boeing Company. ”The demand for the 767 continues to grow from both freight and military customers around the world.”
By Mary Kelly