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

Prime Air fleet update – January 2017

Amazon’s Prime Air fleet continued to grow throughout January 2017. Both Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) and Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (AAWW) added freighters to the Amazon Prime fleet during the month. Air Transport Services Group took redelivery of a 767-300BDSF (24036, ex-American) following conversion by Bedek. Cargo Aircraft Management (ATSG’s leasing arm) leased the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • January 31, 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

Amazon makes its first commercial drone delivery

On 7 December, Amazon’s Prime Air made its first commercial delivery with an unmanned drone. The delivery took place in Cambridgeshire, near Amazon’s UK drone-testing plant, where the company has been working with the government to test longer-distance deliveries. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO, broke the news on Twitter, announcing that his company delivered a parcel […]
  • David Harris
  • January 7, 2017

Part 107 and the future of drone pizza deliveries

Days could be numbered for the pizza delivery guy with newly-released unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) regulations from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). ‘Part 107,’ as the first set of rules governing small commercial drones is known, will surely spur previously forbidden experimental UAS activities across a wide-range of industries and applications. Still however, the […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 30, 2016
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