Chicago area supply chain manufacturers will be happy to hear that UPS is adding 18 of Boeing's biggest and best aircraft.
United Parcel Service Inc. is increasing the size of its air fleet. The company said it plans to buy 14 new Boeing 747-8F aircraft. These are the largest planes the Atlanta-based shipping company has ever flown, offering about 16 percent more cargo capacity than its current largest, the 747-400. It's also buying four new 767 aircraft. None of the company's current aircraft are being retired.