Amazon aims to grow cargo drone team in the UK [VIDEO]

Amazon is aiming to add more than 2,000 technology workers to its United Kingdom team, the company announced in a 3 July press release. While the statement noted roles include “engineers, software developers, data scientists and cloud and machine learning experts,” Bloomberg reported that Amazon’s Prime Air cargo drone service is among the technology areas new […]

How important is Amazon to the US domestic air freight and express business?

Amazon is big. In 2018, the company’s share of US e-commerce sales reached around 50%. E-commerce itself accounts for about 15% of total US retail spending. But how big is Amazon for the domestic air freight and express business? And has Amazon’s growth come at the detriment for FedEx and UPS? To be clear, Amazon […]

Amazon Air to add 737-800BCFs, first freighter spotted in China

A Boeing-converted 737-800BCF (32882, ex-China Southern Airlines) was spotted in China this week sporting an Amazon Air “Prime Air” livery similar to what is customarily associated with what emblazons the e-tailer’s 767F network, a clear indication the operation will soon add a new fleet type. Shortly after photos of the aircraft were leaked to Twitter, […]

How will FedEx beat back Amazon’s challenge? Here’s a hint

FedEx yesterday offered a glimpse at how the express company will fend off competition from Amazon, which continues to develop its own Amazon Air dedicated air network. The secret: infrastructure. David Cunningham, president and CEO of FedEx’s express business, said during a presentation before the Wings Club in New York yesterday that FedEx’s infrastructure gives […]

Just what is Amazon carrying on its Prime Planes? [VIDEO]

In the twenty-month period since “Amazon One“, the first 767F donning “Prime” livery was unveiled to the public, Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW), the CMI operators of Amazon’s freighter network, have put a total of thirty-three 767Fs into service for the e-commerce giant.  Apart from the types of freighters in […]

ATSG caps a strong year with a strong quarter

Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) reported fourth-quarter 2017 net income up 6,000% y-o-y to $95.1 million, and… Wait… 6,000 percent???? ATSG has been doing well for some time, and its 2016 fourth quarter wasn’t bad, so how can it be 6,000% more profitable in 4Q17? A big part of the answer is that ATSG, like […]
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