Tag: UPS

UPS Boeing 767 Engine Shuts Down in Flight over Atlantic

A UPS United Parcel Service Boeing 767-300, performing flight from Philadelphia (USA) to Cologne (Germany) with 3 crew, engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was enroute when the crew declared emergency reporting they had needed to shut the right hand engine (CF6) down due to low oil pressure. In response to the emergency declaration ATC […]

UPS Boeing 747 Overruns Runway on Takeoff

UPS Boeing 747 performing freight flight from Anchorage to Louisville was climbing out when upon contacting departure the crew advised they needed to return to Anchorage, two tyres were showing 0 pressure and obviously had lost pressure on deparure. The aircraft stopped the climb at 8500 feet, dumped fuel for about 45 minutes, performed a […]

UPS-Contracted Plane Crashes In West Virginia, Both Pilots Dead

A cargo plane contracted by UPS crashed Friday morning in West Virginia. The flight took off from Louisville and slid off the runway and crashed while landing at Charleston’s Yeager Airport. The airport reported it appeared one of the aircraft’s wings hit the runway surface and the aircraft went off to the left of the […]

UPS Tests Residential Delivery Via Drone Launched From Car

UPS announced today that it has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of a UPS® package car, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to the vehicle while the delivery driver continues along the route to make a separate delivery. UPS conducted the test on Monday in Tampa, Fla. […]

United Parcel Service (UPS) 2016 Profit Falls 29%

United Parcel Service (UPS) reported a 2016 net profit of $3.4 billion, down 29.2% from net income of $4.8 billion in 2015, on a 4.4% year-over-year rise in revenue to $60.9 billion. UPS noted that it recorded a non-cash after-tax mark-to-market pension charge of $1.7 billion in the 2016 fourth quarter, which significantly affected its […]

Boeing Secures New Order for 747-8F

Boeing announced an order for 14 747-8 Freighters. The agreement also includes an option to purchase an additional 14 of the cargo airplanes. “These aircraft are a strategic investment for increased capacity for UPS customers around the globe,” said Brendan Canavan, president, UPS Airlines. “The 747-8 will allow UPS to upsize our network in both […]

Rwanda’s Humanitarian Drone Delivery Service Changing the World

After months of testing among the thousand hills of Rwanda, a partnership involving a humanitarian healthcare shipper, a robotics company, the Rwandan government, and delivery and logistics group UPS has formally launched the world’s first national drone delivery service. The ground-breaking Rwandan project – launched by President Paul Kagame – is said to have the […]

UPS Pilots Ratify New Labour Contract

UPS pilots represented by the Independent Pilots Association ratified a new labor agreement that becomes amendable Sept. 1, 2021. The agreement was voted on by 98.7% of the association membership, with 91.6% percent voting to ratify. Terms of the agreement become effective Sept. 1, 2016 and run through Sept. 1, 2021. The contract covers 2,579 […]

UPS Pilots Reach Tentative Agreement on New Labor Contract

The Independent Pilots Association (IPA) and UPS Airlines (NYSE:UPS) announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year labor contract. The comprehensive agreement provides for improvements across all sections of the contract. Specific details of the agreement will not be disclosed before the IPA presents the proposed contract to all UPS pilots. The contract must be […]

Airline Routes April, 2016

WestJet begins seasonal Boeing 737 services with 4X-weekly Halifax-Vancouver June 30 and 4X-weekly Halifax-Winnipeg July 2. V Air began Taipei TPE-Ibaraki service March 15. V Air’s also began 4X-weekly Manila-Taipei service. UPS added a new sorting facility and expanded its existing building at Ontario International Airport, Calif. The new building will process UPS next day […]