Boston: Boeing Co said Deutsche Post AG’s DHL division, the third-biggest express delivery service in the US, ordered six 767-300ER Freighters valued at about $894 million.
Boeing, the world’s second-largest maker of commercial aircraft, said in a statement on 8 March the contract was previously accounted for on its orders and deliveries web site.
Boeing forecast demand for cargo planes of the 767-size will be 841 aircraft over the next 20 years, of which 244 will be new production. Chief Executive Officer James McNerney helped Boeing top Airbus SAS in the dollar value of commercial orders, deliveries and backlogs last year for the first time since 2001 after manufacturing problems caused delays for the rival plane-maker’s new A380 superjumbo.
Since the debut of the freighter version of the 767 in 1993, a total of 83 have been ordered, Boeing said.