Seattle - The worldwide growth of the airfreight business give the Boeing 767 new impetus. As a medium-sized freighter, the aircraft is a popular means of transport. That's why Boeing is revising the production rate of the 767 significantly.

By 2020, 20 percent more and thus a total of 36 aircraft per year will roll out of the production line. This is the third increase in the production of the 767 since 2016. So far this year, Boeing recorded 63 orders for the 767 that worth $16.1 billion at list price.

The 767 actually experienced its golden years in the 80s as a passenger aircraft for intercontinental routes. The 787 Dreamliner replaced the 767 in the passenger business quietly over time. But the aircraft celebrates its second spring in the cargo business.