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Boeing Gets Orders Worth $2 Billion From UPS, JAL

December 31, 1985|Associated Press

SEATTLE — Boeing announced Monday that it has received orders for 26 planes totaling nearly $2 billion from United Parcel Service and Japan Air Lines.

UPS signed to buy 20 757-200 package freighters, with an option for an additional 15. The order, including options, was worth about $1.4 billion, Boeing spokesman Jim Boynton said.

Meanwhile, JAL, which has purchased more Boeing 747s than any other carrier, signed an order for five more 747s and one 767-300. That order was valued at about $570 million.

The 767-300 is a newer Boeing jet with a longer fuselage. JAL has now ordered a total of 10 and is due to receive the first of them in September.

The 767 order announced Monday will be delivered in June, 1987, and deliveries of the 747s will begin in September, 1986, and continue through August, 1987.

The UPS order is slated for delivery beginning in September, 1987, Boeing said.

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