Amazon’s Prime Air to commence operations at CVG beginning in spring 2017

At the beginning of the month, Seattle-based Amazon announced plans to shutter its Prime Air operations at Wilmington Air Park (ILN) in Ohio, and construct a new “centralized air hub” at nearby Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) in Hebron, Kentucky – just 110 km to the southwest. (For a more detailed analysis, see Amazon to abandon Wilmington […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 20, 2017

ATSG looks ahead

In a presentation delivered at the Stifel, Nicolaus & Co Transportation & Logistics Conference, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) Chief Executive Officer Joe Hete and Chief Commercial Officer Rich Corrado painted a picture of where the company is now, and also provided some information about near-term plans and a glimpse of some future possibilities. ATSG […]
  • David Harris
  • February 16, 2017

Amazon to abandon Wilmington hub for Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky

Yesterday, Seattle-based Amazon announced that it will shutter operations at Wilmington Air Park (ILN) in Ohio, and construct a new US$1.49 billion “centralized air hub” to support its Prime Air operations at nearby Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) in Hebron, Kentucky – just 110 km to the southwest. In parallel, CVG Airport’s board recently inked a fifty-year […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • February 1, 2017

E-commerce and express traffic drive growth at Seattle’s airport in 2016

Last year, Seattle-based Amazon launched a dedicated air freight network, “Prime Air” and began carrying cargo between major distribution centers in the United States with a fleet of 767 freighters operated operated by Atlas Air and ATSG. With initial plans that call for a fleet of forty aircraft by 2020, at last count, eighteen aircraft have already […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 30, 2017

ATSG acquires PEMCO

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) significantly expanded its MRO footprint (and added a new conversion business) with the acquisition, announced this morning, of US-based MRO and conversion company PEMCO World Air Services. The acquisition was made through ATSG’s MRO subsidiary Airborne Maintenance and Engineering (AMES). PEMCO, which was owned by private equity firm Sun Capital […]
  • David Harris
  • January 3, 2017

Kalitta Air pilots agree to new contract

Pilots at US-based ACMI and charter operator Kalitta Air voted overwhelmingly to ratify a new contract. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters, which represents the Kalitta pilots, said a twenty-one day voting period ended on 20 December, with 234 pilots voting in support of the new deal, and 17 voting against. According to the union, the four-year […]
  • David Harris
  • December 27, 2016

ABX pilots strike

Update 23 November: A judge in the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio, will hold an evidentiary hearing on the case late today (Wednesday), but until he reaches a decision, the strike looks set to continue. This morning, four days before Black Friday, the beginning of the annual consumer shopping frenzy that runs from Thanksgiving […]
  • David Harris
  • November 22, 2016

A new all-cargo carrier in China, another to follow

The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) said it would grant an air operator’s certificate (AOC) to Guangzhou-based China Air Cargo Corporation, unless there was a credible objection by 18 November. In early December of last year, we reported that the CAAC had granted initial approval to the establishment of the new all-cargo carrier, a […]
  • David Harris
  • November 7, 2016
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