air cargo

Business, Equipment, Logistics

Amazon Seeks Used Long-Range Cargo Jets

Cargo is loaded into an airplane at the Amazon Air Hub in Cincinnati Cargo is loaded into an airplane at the Amazon Air Hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. (Jeff Dean for Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is shopping for used long-range Boeing Co. and Airbus SE cargo planes, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest evidence of the e-commerce giant’s ambitions to move products across borders itself.

October 13, 2021
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Electric Plane Pioneer Pivots to Cargo Drones

Pipistrel Velis Electro, first electric plane certified by European Union Aviation Safety, drives on the tarmac. (Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images) Pipistrel Velis Electro, first electric plane certified by European Union Aviation Safety, drives on the tarmac. (Fred Tanneau/AFP/Getty Images)

The man behind the only electric plane cleared to fly quickly discovered the challenges of converting world-leading technology into profits in a hotly contested, futuristic segment of aviation.

Jan Bratanic | Bloomberg News
June 17, 2021
Business, Logistics

Amazon Spends $131 Million for Stake in Cargo Airline ATSG

Amazon signage is displayed in front of a company warehouse in Staten Island In March 2020. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News) Amazon signage is displayed in front of a company warehouse in Staten Island In March 2020. (Michael Nagle/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. has scooped up a minority stake in a cargo airline that operates a portion of its fast-growing air-cargo division, the latest sign of the retailer’s long-term ambitions to expand its airfreight operations.

Matt Day | Bloomberg News
March 8, 2021
Business, Logistics

Amazon Announces First Air Cargo Expansion Outside US

An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Kentucky. An Amazon Prime Air cargo jet sits at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron, Ky. (Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc. is launching air cargo operations in Europe, the online retailer’s first such expansion outside of the U.S. as it looks to bring more freight operations in-house.

November 5, 2020
Government, Business

Rep. James Clyburn Presses Cargo Carriers on COVID-19 Relief Aid

Atlas Air airplane Atlas planes parked at Chicago Rockford International Airport. (Chicago Rockford International Airport)

Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), chairman of the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, called on four cargo airlines to return pandemic relief aid.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Senate Republicans Unveil Airlines Relief Bill

Planes KenRinger/Getty Images

Legislation that would provide nearly $30 billion for airlines, including cargo air carriers, to address concerns related to the pandemic was recently unveiled by top Senate Republicans.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

FedEx Seeks to Add Small Self-Flying Planes for Remote Areas

A FedEx cargo plane sits parked at San Diego International Airport on April 27. A FedEx cargo plane sits parked at San Diego International Airport on April 27. (Bing Guan/Bloomberg News)

FedEx Corp. is looking at using small self-flying cargo planes to serve remote areas after experimenting with a technology startup on autonomous aircraft, CEO Fred Smith said.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
September 21, 2020
Government, Safety

FAA’s Failure to Cull Bad Pilots Cited in Fatal Atlas Crash

A plane silhouetted in the sky. A plane silhouetted in the sky. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg News)

The fatal crash of a cargo plane last year was caused in part by the failure of the U.S. federal government to establish a reliable system of weeding out unqualified airline pilots, investigators concluded.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
July 14, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Discount Airline Group Presses for Extension of US Assistance

An aircraft marshal guides a Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac. An aircraft marshal guides a Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac at Fort Lauderdale International Airport. (Saul Martinez/Bloomberg News)

Smaller U.S. airlines are likely to need more government aid amid an uncertain travel recovery, according to a trade group that represents discounters such as Spirit Airlines Inc., Frontier Airlines and Allegiant Travel Co.

June 23, 2020
Business, Logistics

Amazon Prime Air Could Surge to 200 Jets From 42, Study Says

A Prime Air cargo plane operated by Amazon sits on display in France in June 2019. A Prime Air cargo plane operated by Amazon sits on display in France in June 2019. (Jason Alden/Bloomberg News)

Amazon .com Inc.'s Prime Air fleet will grow to about 200 planes — up from 42 now — in the next seven or eight years, creating an air cargo service that could rival UPS Inc., according to a study.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
May 26, 2020

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