ABX Air partners with Air Cargo Carriers for pilot training flow-through program

Air Transport Services Group’s subsidiary carrier, ABX Air, has partnered with turboprop freighter operator Air Cargo Carriers under a program designed to allow the latter’s pilots to more easily enter ABX’s training class. Under the program, Air Cargo Carrier pilots with at least two years’ experience as Pilot in Command, who have at least 1,000 […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 14, 2019

The move away from Amazon express ops likely to benefit FedEx

FedEx’s decision to end its U.S. express operations for Amazon will probably benefit the company in the long run, according to a Seaport Global analysis. In its note, Seaport focused on the rapid expansion of e-commerce from companies other than Amazon, and said the move away from its Amazon operations will allow FedEx to pursue […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 12, 2019

Growing Amazon Air operation supports expansion of next-day deliveries

Amazon announced this week that it will be expanding the number of items included in its free one-day shipping program for Prime members in the United States to 10 million SKUs. In recent years, the e-tailer has invested heavily in its Prime delivery program, and delivery speed has increased as a result. The scale of […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 5, 2019

Amazon’s Tampa footprint to grow with Atlas acquisition of ex-United space

Today, the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority passed a resolution granting Atlas Air approval to lease United Airlines’ former facilities at Tampa International Airport (TPA). The move suggests Amazon is growing its Tampa footprint, which will also support the airport’s already growing cargo volumes.   The acquisition aligns with Amazon’s need for increased space as both its service providers – Atlas and Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) – expand […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • April 4, 2019

Atlas Air to fly 737-800Fs for Amazon in the U.S.

The operator of the 737-800BCFs joining the Amazon Air fleet was revealed this morning to be Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings’ subsidiary carrier, Southern Air. According to an 8-K filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, five 737-800Fs will be placed into service for Amazon this year.  Atlas said in a statement that Amazon will lease […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • March 29, 2019

Amazon tacitly admits in 10-K that integrators are now competitors

As Amazon continues its meteoric rise into the e-commerce stratosphere, the company’s relationship with the well-established integrators, like FedEx, UPS and DHL, have been relatively cordial, as Amazon has long relied on the express companies’ vast networks of last-mile options to deliver goods in a timely fashion. However, according to the latest annual Form 10-K […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 7, 2019

Freighter race heats up during holiday cool-down

Today, as Air Cargo World pauses to celebrate the season with families and other loved ones, and supply-chain stakeholders breathe sighs of relief after the last of the Christmas packages complete their final-mile deliveries, it appears that the freighter market is just getting warmed up. As reported yesterday in our sister publication, Cargo Facts, China-based […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 25, 2018

Amazon Air fleet to expand to 50 freighters

Amazon agreed to lease ten additional freighter-converted 767-300Fs from Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) over the next two years to support the growth of its dedicated freighter network, the e-commerce giant announced today. The aircraft will be leased by ATSG’s leasing subsidiary, Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), and operated on Amazon’s behalf by an ATSG affiliate carrier […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 21, 2018

The Ace of Amazon Air: Sarah Rhoads

Actions rather than words Since its humble beginning in 1994, nearly a quarter-century ago, Amazon has been reluctant to give up its secrets or comment on its future ambitions. The same is true for Amazon Air, which was founded in 2016 as the e-tailer’s air delivery arm. Strolling inside the other-worldly, triple-lobed glass-and-steel domes called […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 25, 2018

Rockford Airport reports record cargo figures, advances e-commerce development

Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) reported record cargo figures for the first 10 months of this year and will soon begin expansion efforts to develop the airport into a regional hub for e-commerce. RFD, located 85 miles northwest of Chicago, reported moving 850,000 tons of cargo at its facilities through October this year, beating the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • November 20, 2018

Amazon Air adds ‘Valor,’ the fleet’s 40th freighter, to honor veterans’ service

More than two years after Amazon announced the order of 40 freighters that would form the backbone of its own-operated fleet of cargo aircraft, its air carrier subsidiary, Amazon Air, announced the delivery of “Valor,” the 40th 767-300 converted freighter, at a Monday post-Veteran’s Day event in Long Beach, Calif., attended by Amazon CEO Jeff […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 13, 2018

ATSG reports improved income in Q3, looks to add more freighters

During an earnings call to discuss its third quarter financial results today, Ohio-based Air Transport Services Group reported that unexpected delays in deploying three 767 freighters through its leasing arm led to lower-than-expected revenue during the quarter. However, those aircraft are on track for deployment by the end of this year, and ATSG is on […]
  • Randy Woods
  • November 2, 2018

CFS 2018: More e-commerce changes expected in supply chain dynamics, infrastructure

SAN DIEGO – It’s no secret that Amazon has been a major catalyst in the move toward e-commerce, causing logistics companies to rethink supply chains in the 21st century climate. However, it was not until the development of Amazon’s own logistics services branch, Amazon Fulfillment, that the Seattle-based e-tail giant become a competitor for all […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • October 12, 2018
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