Showing posts with label Amazon Air. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amazon Air. Show all posts

21 October, 2022

Amazon Air has signed a firm agreement to lease ten A330-300P2F freighters from Altavair

Getting a prime spot in the Amazon Air fleet - A330 converted freighters
Amazon Air has signed a firm agreement to lease ten A330-300P2F freighters from Altavair, taking advantage of the A330’s capacity and economics to help fulfil its one-day delivery promise to Amazon Prime customers. The aircraft will be operated for Amazon by Hawaiian Airlines, which has had A330s as a key element of its fleet since 2010. The ten airframes are being converted from passenger aircraft to freighters by Elbe Flugzeugwerke GmbH (EFW), the centre of excellence for Airbus Passenger-to-Freighter (P2F) conversions. 

“We’re thrilled to welcome Airbus to our Amazon Air fleet,” said Philippe Karam, Director, Amazon Global Air Fleet & Sourcing. “These A330-300s will not only be the first of their kind in our fleet, they’ll also be the newest, largest aircraft for Amazon Air, allowing us to deliver more customer packages with each flight.”

Amazon Air transports customer packages over longer distances in shorter timeframes to deliver on its customer promise of fast, free delivery. The first of their A330-300P2F aircraft is expected to join the Amazon Air fleet in late 2023. 

Hawaiian Airlines to operate and maintain Amazon Air's fleet of 10 Airbus A330 freighter jets

Hawaiian Holdings, has confirmed its special agreement with Amazon to operate and maintain an initial fleet of 10 Airbus A330-300 freighters starting in the autumn of  2023. 

Hawaiian will maintain and fly Amazon’s A330s under Hawaiian’s FAA air carrier certificate to move cargo between airports near the online retailer’s operations facilities. The initial 10 aircraft will enter into service in 2023 and 2024. The agreement also contemplates the ability to expand the fleet depending on Amazon’s future business needs.

“We are excited to help serve Amazon customers by providing additional air cargo capacity and logistics support. This recognizes our experience in providing safe and reliable operations, our incredible front-line team, and our shared focus on the customer,” said Peter Ingram, president and CEO at Hawaiian Airlines. “This relationship provides a catalyst to grow our business and the unique opportunity to diversify our revenue sources while capitalizing on our established strengths.”

“We’re thrilled to work with Hawaiian Airlines,” said Sarah Rhoads, Vice President, Amazon Global Air. “They will maintain and operate the next generation of aircraft in our fleet, which is a reflection of the excellence they deliver as a renowned airline with their own A330 aircraft.”

In preparation for service for Amazon, Hawaiian intends to establish a pilot base on the continental U.S., grow existing maintenance bases, and expand the hiring of pilots, mechanics, dispatchers, supply chain employees and others who will help support this new cargo operation.

In connection with the commercial agreement, the Company issued Amazon warrants to acquire up to 15 percent (post-issuance) of its common shares. The warrants are exercisable over the next 9 years.

Hawaiian – which in 1942 became the first commercial airline to transport scheduled U.S. air cargo with the nation’s first cargo certificate – today carries freight on passenger aircraft across its network of flights within Hawai‘i and between the islands and North America, Asia and Oceania.

16 April, 2022

Silver Airlines is hiring pilots........

U.S. boutique regional air carrier Silver Airways has resumed its ATR expansion plan, which had temporarily been halted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The growth plan includes the replacement of its Saab 340 operations in the Caribbean as well an expansion to new passenger and cargo markets, accelerating the growth of the ATR fleet. Silver intends to hire up to 200 pilots by the end of this year as its growth is increasing ahead of schedule. 

As part of the hiring goal, Silver has re-launched its successful entry-level cadet program, Emerging Aviators, and will begin immediately hiring Direct Entry Captains while also directly hiring ground and simulator Instructors. Captain Charles Osborne commented, “Silver Airways is an amazing place to work. It has all the qualities for a bright future.”

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12 August, 2021

Amazon Air Launches State-of-the-Art Air Cargo Hub in Northern Kentucky, Creating More Than 2,000 Jobs

The $1.5 billion investment at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will serve as Amazon Air’s primary U.S. hub for its air cargo network

Millions of customer packages will be processed per week at the over 600-acre campus

Amazon announced the beginning of Amazon Air Hub operations at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). After more than four years of planning and construction, the Amazon Air Hub will serve as the central hub for Amazon Air’s U.S. cargo network, facilitating the rapid transport of customer packages across the country. This $1.5 billion investment in Northern Kentucky will eventually create thousands of jobs for people from various backgrounds, including load planning, management of package sortation, and robotics technology. All regular, full-time employees will have access to Amazon’s industry-leading wages of up to $19.50 per hour; comprehensive benefits including medical, vision, and dental; and a 401(k) beginning on day one.

“Wonderful communities and diverse teams like this are the heart and soul of our operations,” said Vice President of Amazon Global Air Sarah Rhoads. “We’re excited to get rolling in Northern Kentucky, and we’re thrilled to employ thousands of fantastic people from the area in this next-generation, highly sophisticated facility that will connect our air cargo network for years to come.”

The 800,000-square-foot sortation building sits on an over 600-acre campus that features seven buildings, an expansive new ramp for aircraft parking, and a multi-storey vehicle parking structure. The sortation facility is equipped with the innovative use of robotics technology that helps move and sort packages—including robotic arms and mobile drive units that transport packages across the building—miles of interlinked conveyors, and ergonomic workstations that support a comfortable work environment for employees. The building will also feature a solar rooftop scheduled for installation over the next year, and all energy generated from the panels will feed directly into the electrical grid of the local community.

19 March, 2021

Now open......Amazon Air launches first air gateway in Fairbanks, Alaska

Amazon has begun operations at its new air gateway at Fairbanks International Airport in Fairbanks, Alaska. This is Amazon Air’s second location in the state and its most northern gateway in the world. The first flight, on Amazon Air’s branded 737 cargo aircraft operated by Sun Country Airlines, will arrive this evening from Portland International Airport. The service will continue daily. 

 “The addition of this gateway in Fairbanks allows us to deliver items to our customers faster, while gaining the ability to deliver to areas of Alaska that were not previously serviced by Amazon Air,” said Sarah Rhoads, Vice President of Amazon Global Air. “Fairbanks International Airport, the city of Fairbanks, and Naniq Global Logistics, LLC, have been excellent partners through this process and we’re looking forward to serving the people of Alaska more efficiently together.”

Amazon Air’s newest gateway will include an onsite area to sort packages bound for their next destination and will be managed by an Amazon logistics partner, Naniq Global Logistics, LLC. The site will create more than 50 new jobs in the area. People interested in learning more about open positions with Naniq Global Logistics, LLC, may visit the company’s careers page.

06 January, 2021

Amazon purchases eleven aircraft from Delta Air Lines and WestJet Airlines to join the Amazon Air cargo network in 2021 and 2022

Online retail giant Amazon confirmed on Tuesday that it has made its first-ever purchase of eleven Boeing 767-300 aircraft to rapidly expand its fleet. 

The purchases include seven aircraft from Delta and four aircraft from WestJet, which will join the network by 2022. Amazon Air’s fleet expansion comes at a time when customers are relying on fast, free shipping more than ever.

“Our goal is to continue delivering for customers across the U.S. in the way that they expect from Amazon, and purchasing our own aircraft is a natural next step toward that goal,” said Sarah Rhoads, Vice President of Amazon Global Air. “Having a mix of both leased and owned aircraft in our growing fleet allows us to better manage our operations, which in turn helps us to keep pace in meeting our customer promises.”

10 September, 2020

Air Transport Services Group to fly another 6 Boeing 767 freighters for Amazon Air

The Air Transport Services Group, Inc. has confirmed this week that it will operate six more Boeing 767 freighters on behalf of Amazon Air under an existing CMI (Crew, Maintenance and Insurance) agreement with ATSG’s subsidiary, Airborne Global Solutions.

ATSG is one of the leading providers of medium wide-body aircraft leasing, air transportation and related services confirmed the commitment from Amazon applies to the first six of the twelve 767 freighters that Amazon agreed in May to lease from ATSG’s Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM) subsidiary by the end of 2021, each lease having a ten-year term. 

The first of the six CAM-leased aircraft began operation for Amazon Air in 2020 and the remaining five CAM-leased aircraft will begin operation in 2021. Including these six aircraft, ATSG projects that its airlines will operate 38 Boeing 767s for Amazon Air by April of next year, 36 of which are leased to Amazon by CAM. The CMI agreement was amended in December 2018 to extend through March 2026, with an option to extend for an additional three years.

ATSG subsidiary Air Transport International will fly all six of the 767s to be added to the Amazon CMI agreement.

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05 June, 2020

Amazon Air Expands Aircraft Fleet

Amazon continues to adapt to meet the changing needs of customers by investing in ways to provide fast, free delivery and this week the company announced the lease of 12 Boeing 767-300 converted cargo aircraft from Air Transport Services Group (ATSG). These aircraft will join Amazon’s existing fleet of 70 aircraft to bring its total network to over 80 aircraft. One of the new aircraft joined Amazon’s air cargo operations in May 2020, with the remaining 11 to be delivered in 2021.

Amazon to lease 12 additional 767-300 converted cargo aircraft, increasing their fleet to over 80 aircraft as part of Amazon’s dedicated air cargo network

Amazon Air’s fleet expansion comes at a time when people in communities across the country continue to adjust to this unprecedented time, with many relying on having the items they need delivered directly to their doorstep. Amazon Air has played a central role during the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting essential PPE supplies for Amazon associates, frontline health workers and relief organizations across the U.S., all while maintaining capacity for regular cargo operations to ensure customers continue to receive the items they need. Now, with expanded cargo capacity to come, Amazon will continue to meet evolving demand and a growing customer base.