Long ago, in 2013, CEO Jeff Bezos spoke about building a UAV delivery system.   While we wait to see that happen, Amazon has started building serious air cargo capacity.  Currently, Amazon Prime Air has 30 767-300Fs.  The fleet plan is to have 40 767Fs in service.  The table shows the fleet between January and December 2017.

(source: Planespotters.net)

This is rapid growth and with each delivery, becomes less dependent on FedEx and UPS.  The company contracts operations using Air Transport and Atlas Air.  Demand for a growing fleet is likely being driven Amazon Prime.   No other e-commerce company has its own air freight fleet.   Amazon’s growth is worthy of watching closely.

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