On Prime Day, pilot union shows solidarity for Amazon strikers 

Pilot union Teamsters Local 1224, which represents pilots who fly for Atlas Air, Southern Air and ABX Air, announced that it would be standing in solidarity with Amazon warehouse workers in Shakopee, Minnesota striking on Prime Day, today.  The union president, pilot Daniel C. Wells, said that they hope Amazon takes the strike seriously.   “As we know firsthand, Amazon’s business model too […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 15, 2019

Amazon airports Chicago Rockford, Alliance Fort Worth among FAA grant recipients 

Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants to 264 airports in 44 states, the Pacific Islands and the District of Columbia. This allotment is the third of the total $3.18 billion in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 10, 2019

Atlas Air chief Flynn retires, with Dietrich to take the helm in 2020 

President and Chief Executive Officer William Flynn at Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings will step back to chairman of the board at the end of this year, Atlas announced today. The current EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Atlas, John Dietrich, is set to take Flynn’s place as president effective immediately. He’ll also take over as CEO when Flynn […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • July 2, 2019

2019’s top 5 stories in air cargo

In 2019, the air cargo community has already seen its fair share of volatility, as trade disputes between the U.S. and China persist and the shroud of Brexit looms heavy. Air cargo has responded to these political economic conditions, as can be seen in the emergence of shifts in cargo flows within various regions and […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • July 1, 2019

FedEx may move to boost express volumes with air service re-pricing

FedEx may soon offer two-day air services at the same price as ground delivery for customers in its Express network. The move would serve to boost the integrator’s cargo volumes within the program. The decision, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes on the heels of FedEx’s plans, announced earlier this month, to break […]
  • Brianne Ledda
  • June 24, 2019

Amazon Air to grow to 70 aircraft by 2021

Shortly after FedEx announced it would not be renewing its express delivery contract with e-tail giant Amazon, Amazon signed an order for 15 additional narrowbody 737 freighters via lessor GECAS at the Paris Air Show today. “These new aircraft create additional capacity for Amazon Air, building on the investment in our Prime Free One-Day program,” […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • June 18, 2019

Amazon adds new robots to its Denver fulfillment center [VIDEO]

Amazon has long been an industry leader in implementing robotics into its sortation centers, and recently, the e-tailer has added two new robot models, Xanthus and Pegasus, which it showed off at its re:MARS conference in Las Vegas earlier this month. According to an Amazon blog post, the two-foot-tall, three-foot-wide Pegasus robots help in the […]
  • 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

Amazon unveils futuristic helicopter-plane hybrid drone for deliveries

Amazon.com Inc. has unveiled a revolutionary new drone — part helicopter and part science-fiction aircraft — that the company expects to use for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months. The new device takes off vertically, then tilts to fly horizontally like a plane. It also features artificial intelligence, using a suite of […]
  • Bloomberg News
  • June 5, 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

Vietnam approves plans to accommodate construction of Long Thanh Airport 

Yesterday, the People’s Council of Vietnam’s Dong Nai province approved the adjustment of administrative boundaries within Long Thanh district to enable the construction of the country’s new Long Thanh International Airport. The development comes on the heels of burgeoning exports out of Vietnam as factories shift their production to the country from China.  The administrative boundaries of […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 30, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court rejects UPS’ appeal to raise postal rates

In a move that is being considered a win for Amazon, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from United Parcel Service (UPS) that would have required the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to raise the prices it charges for package delivery. The USPS has an agreement with Amazon to deliver the vast majority […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 21, 2019

Amazon’s $100 million investment in Lakeland Airport is approved

Today, city officials in the Florida city of Lakeland approved a proposal between Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) and Amazon submitted last Friday, for a $100 million investment from Amazon.com Services, Inc., that will go towards the construction of a 225,000 square foot air cargo facility and a seven jet cargo hangar at the Florida airport. The new deal […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 21, 2019

Amazon proposal could introduce cargo ops to Lakeland Airport

Amazon and Lakeland Linder International Airport (LAL) are requesting local government approval for a proposed $100 million investment from Amazon.com Services, Inc., that would go towards the construction of a 225,000 square foot air cargo facility, and a seven-jet cargo hangar at the Florida airport. The new deal would further expand Amazon’s already-robust operations in Florida and would thrust LAL into the […]
  • Chelsea Toczauer
  • May 17, 2019
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