Amazon has today unveiled the first of forty new cargo planes it has leased to help launch this new Amazon Prime Air transportation network which will help the company expand its capacity and provide faster delivery speeds for Prime members.
The new Amazon On aircraft will be unveiled during Seafair’s Air Show, an annual community celebration taking place in Amazon’s hometown of Seattle. The Boeing 767-300, will be operated by Amazon’s air cargo partner Atlas Air.
Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations explained more in today press release :
Creating an air transportation network is expanding our capacity to ensure great delivery speeds for our Prime members for years to come. I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate the inaugural flight than in our hometown at Seafair alongside Amazon employees and Seattle residents.
The Amazon press release continues :
In the last year, Amazon has launched several initiatives to ensure great delivery speeds and supply chain capacity for its customers, including Amazon Flex, the company’s mobile application that allows individuals to sign-up, be vetted and begin delivering for Amazon, a dedicated network of 4,000 trailers to increase trucking capacity and, now, the network of air cargo planes.
These efforts join Amazon’s robust worldwide network of more than 125 fulfillment centers and over 20 sortation centers where the company uses high-end algorithms, robotics, machine learning and other technological innovations to increase delivery speeds for customers. Amazon is now bringing the same technological expertise to efforts in the transportation space to increase shipping capacity for its customers. View more video about Amazon One’s launch here.
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