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Amazon becomes a new Airbus customer

Written October 23, 2022, 4:14 p.mUpdated on October 23, 2022 at 16:21

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 US lessor Altavair, soon to 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 which are operated by the Air Transport Services Group (ATSG) or Atlas Air. , notes “Journal of aviation”. At the bottom of the size scale, Amazon Prime Air is also looking to develop rapid deliveries of small packages by drone, provided they obtain the legal green lights.

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