Amazon’s aviation plans will benefit from cargo’s rally

Amazon Air | June 02, 2020

Amazon’s aviation plans will benefit from cargo’s rally
Amazon Air is one of the few airlines that has seen an uptick in demand amid the coronavirus pandemic as home orders for goods has increased from its namesake e-commerce website, leading analysts to debate how fast its fleet could grow through 2028. Amazon Air tells Cirium that by 2021 it “will have a portfolio of 70 aircraft flying in our dedicated air network”, on track with the goal it announced in 2019. The carrier, which began operating as Prime Air in 2016, has a fleet of 56 aircraft all of which are leased, Cirium fleets data shows. Amazon has additional contracts with GECAS to add 12 Boeing 737 aircraft to its fleet by 2021, which would place it close to its fleet-size goal.

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Chosen to power the new Boeing 777X airplane, the all-new GE9X engine will deliver unprecedented reliability and performance at service entry through GE Aviation’s most extensive technology maturation program ever.