Tag: Amazon

World’s Largest Fire-Fighting Aircraft Deployed over Amazon Region

Reading Time: 2 minutes Viru Viru International Airport near Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Bolivia’s most important airport. From the end of last week a red and white jumbo jet is taking off up to four times a day from the 3.5-kilometer-long runway. A “Global Supertanker”, the largest fire-fighting aircraft in the world and it is there at […]

Amazon to Build Air Cargo Hub at Cincinnati

Reading Time: < 1 minute Online retail giant Amazon has announced plans to build an air cargo hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport in Hebron, U.S. The move is intended to support its growing fleet of aircraft and should create in excess of 2,000 jobs. It is anticipated the costs will be in the region of US$1.5 billion. Having agreed to […]

FAA Proposes Fourth Hazmat Fine Against Amazon This Year

Reading Time: < 1 minute FAA has proposed a $78,000 civil penalty against Seattle-based Amazon for allegedly violating US hazardous materials regulations, the fourth time this year FAA has alleged the online retail giant has violated hazmat rules. Regarding the latest proposed penalty, FAA alleged that Amazon offered FedEx Express “an undeclared shipment containing a flammable liquid for air transportation” […]

First Amazon ‘Prime Air’ Flight Lands at Wilmington Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first “Prime Air” flight Atlas Air Worldwide flew for the e-commerce giant Amazon landed at Wilmington Air Park Wednesday, cementing what appears to be a growing relationship between Amazon and Southwestern Ohio. It was the inaugural flight of the first of 20 B767-300 converted freighters provided to Amazon to support the expansion of Amazon’s […]

Amazon is Going to Britain for Drone Testing

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon has found friendlier skies for its drones in the UK. The e-commerce giant has entered a partnership with the UK government that will allow it to carry out drone delivery testing in the country. The company aims to someday deliver packages weighing up to 5 pounds to customers in 30 minutes or less using […]

FedEx to Buy 6 Boeing 767 Freighters Valued at $1.2 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute FedEx is buying six Boeing 767 freighters valued at $1.2 billion as the world’s biggest cargo airline continues to modernize its fleet. The six aircraft are scheduled for delivery in fiscal 2019 and 2020, according to a FedEx spokesman. They were among the options included in a 50-jet order that FedEx placed almost a year […]

FAA Proposes $350,000 Hazmat Fine Against Amazon

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA has proposed a $350,000 fine against Seattle-based online retail giant Amazon for allegedly violating US hazardous materials regulations pertaining to air cargo shipments. The agency also accused Amazon of having “a history of violating the hazardous materials regulations.” In a June 13 statement, FAA alleged Amazon shipped a package via United Parcel Service (UPS) […]

Amazon Agrees To Contract 20 767 Freighters From Atlas Air

Reading Time: < 1 minute Amazon has reached an agreement with Purchase, New York-based Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings to wet lease 20 Boeing 767-300 converted freighters, the second freighter lease deal the Seattle-based online retail giant has signed this year. Under the agreement, Atlas Air Worldwide subsidiary Atlas Air will operate 20 767-300Fs on a crew, maintenance and insurance contract […]

FAA Panel Recommends Standards For Drone Flights

Reading Time: < 1 minute A US FAA advisory panel has recommended that regulators set new rules allowing drones to fly over members of the public if the aircraft meet new standards. A report issued by the 27-member panel, which included representatives from the drone, aviation and technology industries, recommended that the FAA limit the risk of serious injury to […]

Amazon To Create Own Air Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes Amazon.com Inc has said it has signed a deal to lease 20 Boeing 767 widebody freighter aircraft to handle more of its own deliveries in the United States. The deal comes at a time when the world’s biggest online retailer is offering ever-faster, and increasingly free, deliveries for millions of online orders. Amazon, which relies […]