Amazon becomes a new Airbus customer

Posted Oct 23, 2022, 4:14 PMUpdated on Oct 23, 2022 at 4:21 PM

Amazon is spreading its wings and increasingly becoming its own carrier for long-distance deliveries. The e-commerce giant has signed a firm contract to lease ten “all-cargo” Airbus A330s from the American rental company Altavair, and soon fly them under the colors of its Prime Air company, founded in 2016.

For the first time, Airbus models will therefore fly from the end of 2023 on behalf of Amazon, which can already count on around sixty Boeing cargo planes, but operated by Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) or Atlas Air. , notes the “Journal of Aviation”. At the bottom of the size scale, Amazon Prime Air is also looking to develop rapid deliveries of small parcels by drone, provided it obtains the regulatory green lights.

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