70 dedicated Amazon jets fly around the world
Amazon announced that it will procure 15 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft, which are commercial jets, and add them to its own air transportation network 'Amazon Air'. As a result, together with the existing one, as many as 70 Amazon-designed jets will fly in the sky.
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'Amazon Air' is an aviation brand owned by Amazon. It is an air transportation network dedicated to freight transportation that is spun out from ' Prime Air ', which delivers packages using aircraft and drone. The plan to add 15 new Boeing 737-800 aircraft to 'Amazon Air' became clear from the contribution to Amazon's own blog. The additional aircraft will be leased from GE Capital Aviation Services , a commercial aircraft finance company under General Electric.
Amazon has long been working on expanding its air transport network, and announced at the end of 2018 a plan to increase the number of operating aircraft from 40 to 50, and in January 2019, it added a new one. I was trying to add 5 aircraft to. 'Amazon Air plans to operate a total of 70 Amazon-only cargo aircraft by 2021, including the 15 additions announced this time,' said Dave Clark, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations at Amazon. It says.
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The background to Amazon's urgent need to strengthen its supply chain is seen as a reduction in the partnership with FedEx , a major American logistics service. On June 7, 2019, FedEx issued a statement that ' FedEx Express will not renew its contract with Amazon in the future.' At the same time, the demand for air transport has continued to grow explosively as the e-commerce market has grown rapidly, and in response to this, Amazon has become increasingly urgent to build a transport network that does not rely on other companies' services.
Although it is an ever-expanding air transport, there are also some challenges. In February 2019, an Amazon-dedicated Boeing 767 crashed, killing all three crew members.
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In addition, it is unclear whether it will be included in the model that Amazon plans to add in the future, but ' Boeing 737 MAX 8 ' which is the successor model of Boeing 737 type aircraft will crash in October 2018 and March 2019 I'm waking up.
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