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by MajMattMason
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 932
Views: 131021

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

http://www.freightwaves.com/news/amazon ... e-cargojet
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sunking737 wrote:
Cargojet will start flying for Amazon in Canada. Announced today. AMZ making investment in Cargojet also.


http://www.freightwaves.com/news/amazon ... e-cargojet

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by MajMattMason
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 932
Views: 131021

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Is ILN going to be getting any more flights to different cities? is the eight cities served right now going to be the max that amazon expands at ILN? I think the plan was for Atlas to come in with some flights shortly. Wasn’t there an issue with Airborne MX having some sort of exclusivity agreement...

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by MajMattMason
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 932
Views: 131021

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

CAM signed for CC-CZT yesterday (7/2). Thanks MO11!! Now N304CM. Noticed it went to ILN on 6/28, but didn't focus on it as a possible purchase, given the huge volume of feedstock available to CAM from other sources. Three years ago, the lower floors of the “Crystal Palace of the Cornfield” was a bu...

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by MajMattMason
Tue May 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 932
Views: 131021

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

....Also, Omni's tail numbers usually add up to the number 9, as this one here (432AX) does. So...DING! DING! DING! You may have called it: 389AA may be going to Omni as a passenger aircraft. GOOD CATCH!!, on the summation of the tail number digits equaling “9”!!!! I just remembered seeing N4xxAX t...

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by MajMattMason
Tue May 14, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 932
Views: 131021

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Here's another interesting factoid: When 389AA is converted (a process that likely won't even begin for a while), it's destined to be renumbered 432AX. Not AZ. AX. (And 432 isn't a prime number, duh.).... Generally-speaking, ATSG/CAM haven't been numbering newly-acquired aircraft with the AX suffix...

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by MajMattMason
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 932
Views: 131021

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

A peripheral observation: Looks like N382CM (in the white/ANZ livery; formerly 930WE) has stepped in to cover the daily Aloha Cargo LAX-HNL flights, which use N399CM, an aircraft in Aloha Cargo livery that is dry-leased by Aloha Cargo (NAC) from CAM and has been operated for almost a year-and-a-hal...

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by MajMattMason
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 932
Views: 131021

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

So when is the point going to be reached when the FAA forces Amazon to take their operations in house? It seems like Amazon is almost to the point that UPS reached before the FAA stepped in and made them create their own airline rather than contract it out. There are significant differences between...

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by MajMattMason
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 932
Views: 131021

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Regarding the future Amazon Air Hub at CVG, a bunch of trees have started being cleared. Looks like they started over the weekend beginning at Taxiway Novemeber, moving south. From what I’ve read, the south parcel is to be completed first before the north end. From what I’ve heard, the south parcel...

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by MajMattMason
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 932
Views: 131021

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

WPvsMW wrote:
wj, do you think Wlalmart will use CMI, like Amazon (and own/lease the a/c)? Walmart livery on the fleet?


“Wally Air”??

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by MajMattMason
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 932
Views: 131021

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Oh and WJ,
I know you like to keep track of what’s going on with tails and paint. 382CM is due for paint May5 and 373AA is due June 2. Each marked down for 15 days.
My guess is either ATI livery or “white whale”.

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by MajMattMason
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 932
Views: 131021

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

Drove by ILN today. LOTS of activity around the old DHL sort. ..... Rumor of Amazon moving back to ILN on a temp basis. Is this the beginning of getting the infrastructure in place? It has been reported (but I can’t find where at the moment) that “some” AMZ ops will be operating out of ILN. I’ve he...

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by MajMattMason
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
Replies: 932
Views: 131021

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019

cmairplaneman wrote:
Who flies the planes? I thought they were ATSG crews that flew them

They are. The crews are comprised of former (retired) ATI and ABX crews hired as “contract pilots”.

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by MajMattMason
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 109462

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

Great synopsis Will! Thx

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by MajMattMason
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread
Replies: 189
Views: 83483

DRe: Farnborough Air Show 2018 - Boeing Order Thread

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-07-16- ... Freighters


Any ideas as to when DHL will start receiving these tails??
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qf789 wrote:
DHL and Boeing announce purchase of 14 777F’s, a portion of the order has already been booked as a UFO

http://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-07-16- ... Freighters


Any ideas as to when DHL will start receiving these tails??

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by MajMattMason
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American A320 Retirement
Replies: 31
Views: 9045

Re: American A320 Retirement

https://www.precisionaircraft.com/a321/
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321Precision, a joint venture between Precision Aircraft and ATSG to covert A321 p2f.

https://www.precisionaircraft.com/a321/

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by MajMattMason
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018
Replies: 853
Views: 109462

Re: Amazon Fleet Growth - 2018

N767AX ferried ROW to CVG today New paint? From the SDRs it looks like it underwent a heavy check in May of 2017. 60,000 hours and 42,000 cycles. Looked to be a fresh coat of paint. Still wears the ABX Air livery with a white tail. The “ABX Air” livery could be just a decal, easily stripped off if ...

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by MajMattMason
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Which Aviation College?
Replies: 12
Views: 1848

Re: Which Aviation College?

If you are stead fast on going Part 141, might I suggest a slightly different route. Mercer County College in West Windsor NJ has a Flight Technology associates degree that will get you, at a minimum, your SE Commercial instrument rating in 2 years (4 semesters). What does this mean for you? You pay...

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by MajMattMason
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

777EK: I'm not entirely-clear what ATI is going to use 396CM for. If it's similar to 395CM, it may be painted in a very-nice ATI livery. WJ, what is leading you to believe that 396CM is coming to ATI? I’m not seeing anything to confirm that. I’m thinking it might be going to a CAM customer outside ...

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by MajMattMason
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

399CM (previously 382AN) looks to be the first of three 763's for Aloha/NAS as discussed earlier. Due on line end of Oct'17. From what I'm seeing, 379CM due out of paint mid Jan'18 and 351CM due out of paint mid May'18 will be the next two 763's to round out the CMI contract for Aloha/NAS. Can't tel...

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by MajMattMason
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kingdom of Bahrain 747 at ATL
Replies: 4
Views: 1686

Re: Kingdom of Bahrain

Are the Braves in town??

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by MajMattMason
Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 US Tour Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 5082

Re: U2 US Tour Aircraft

MajMatt: I thought that N168CA was already converted to combi. But you would know better than I. Either way, it has no potential to fly unless it's for ATI at this point, given that ATI is the only carrier with authority to fly the 757 combi on charters, IIRC. It has been sitting in ROW for somethi...

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by MajMattMason
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U2 US Tour Aircraft
Replies: 17
Views: 5082

Re: U2 US Tour Aircraft

The band U2 was using a JetMagic 757 for a charter aircraft on their Joshua Tree Tour earlier this year. Now that they are touring the US, will they still use the 757 or will they charter someone else? Maybe they will use an ATI combi, like other bands have done in the past. You're right Wjcandee!!...

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by MajMattMason
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 144
Views: 38523

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

These A333 P2F's acquisitions, are they to replace or augment the existing fleet? If replace, I assume it's going to be for the A300's? Anyone know what the fate of the B757 fleet is?? The 757-200SF fleet is being replaced by 757-200PCF. So far, DHL Air has added 12 PCF and EAT Leipzig has added 6 ...

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by MajMattMason
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F
Replies: 144
Views: 38523

Re: DHL orders additional A330-300 P2F

These A333 P2F's acquisitions, are they to replace or augment the existing fleet? If replace, I assume it's going to be for the A300's?
Anyone know what the fate of the B757 fleet is??

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by MajMattMason
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Not Amazon related, but once 395CM is up and running, ATI will be getting WRI-RMS-CAI-RMS-TER-WRI back in October. We had been hearing that it was coming back pending crew availability, and it looks like that time has come. Not so much crew, but airframe availability. 395CM was supposed to be avail...

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by MajMattMason
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Foggy 3-holer memories
Replies: 6
Views: 1172

Re: Foggy 3-holer memories

UPS did use the RR Tay's for their fleet of 727-100's. Not a UPS person, but I believe UPS Mgt was none to pleased with the real life performance.

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by MajMattMason
Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

N372AA is going to Air Transport International (ATI) and the registration will be N379CX after conversion Awesome info! Thanks! I wonder what ATI is going to use it for, if 395CM and 396CM are already going there as the Amazon breakdown/maintenance spares. New customer, maybe? Or something is in fl...

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by MajMattMason
Mon Jun 26, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are the 757/767 so popular?
Replies: 71
Views: 12289

Re: Why are the 757/767 so popular?

The 767 is a "tale of two versions". While both are fabulous flying machines, the -200 is definitely a "dump truck". But the -300 is it's much nimbler cousin. And slap a pair of winglets on a -300, then she becomes the girl you're leaving the dance with!! But from a pure aestheti...

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by MajMattMason
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

I believe ATI did a rescue flight for Atlas today. 307AZ worked CVG to ONT as ATN4204 which is a non-standard flight number for ATI.

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by MajMattMason
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Well, IF U Google Amazon airplanes, you get this... https://www.geekwire.com/2016/amazon-prime-airplane-seafair/ What I say 3 mos. ago - online. They are white & blue 763's. All rehabbed and flown by ABX & DHL crews. Correction: The 763's painted in Amazon livery are being flown by ATI (6 n...

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by MajMattMason
Wed May 31, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest Of Ohio - 2017
Replies: 2150
Views: 197800

Re: The Rest Of Ohio Part 6

http://www.whio.com/news/breaking-news/major-regional-airports-proposed/jRho5YFwq0JX72dabKZz2I/ I almost don't want to share this. After the CMH virtual striptease I didn't think the beloved buckeye state could pull off something even more traumatic and inane, but here we have it. Two Ohio State Le...

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by MajMattMason
Wed May 17, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

N371AA finished its freighter conversion and is scheduled for a 3 and a half hour air test tomorrow prior to delivery as N353AZ. Aircraft deliveries are slipping by a few days. 353AZ (371AA) should've been in GYR for paint this week and should be on line mid June. 337AZ is scheduled to be online mi...

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by MajMattMason
Wed May 10, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

I have been pleasantly shocked that flights have been on time, if not early, this week with the change to pure sort using A cans. We left on time today.

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by MajMattMason
Sun May 07, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Shifting topics. Question for pilots and loadmasters: How is the operation at CVG going? Is it like it was typically for Amazon, where you walk out to an aircraft that is loaded, fueled and buttoned-up? Or is it the usual DHL last-minute-this and last-minute-that, while you sit in the pointy end wa...

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by MajMattMason
Sat Apr 29, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus
Replies: 38
Views: 5132

Re: Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus

Best Boeing: 767 Worst Boeing: 727 Best Airbus: A310 Worst Airbus: A380 Have to Agree and disagree on the Boeing products. The 727 was an absolute joy to fly. She went fast, she went slow and she did both with panache. And she looked like she was doing .80M just sitting on the ramp!! So two thumbs ...

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by MajMattMason
Wed Apr 26, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus
Replies: 38
Views: 5132

Re: Best and worst Boeing, Best and worse Airbus

Best Boeing: 767 Worst Boeing: 727 Best Airbus: A310 Worst Airbus: A380 Have to Agree and disagree on the Boeing products. The 727 was an absolute joy to fly. She went fast, she went slow and she did both with panache. And she looked like she was doing .80M just sitting on the ramp!! So two thumbs ...

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by MajMattMason
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Just an update on the Amazon-serving fleet at ATI: N739AX, a 767-200, an Amerijet lease return, has been going through heavy maintenance the last several months in anticipation of joining the ATI fleet so that N255CM can be moved to duty as a spare. The aircraft is an ex-Delta frame, line number 26...

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by MajMattMason
Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

N739AX.... what a well used airframe. 90,000 hours and 43,000 cycles. I'm just glad she hasn't been sent off to the scrapers yet. Remarkable that she still has 17,000 cycles until she has to have the rear bulkhead AD done. That's 28 years at one round-trip per day, 300 days a year. Actually WJCANDE...

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by MajMattMason
Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Thanks Allee

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by MajMattMason
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

wjcandee wrote:
...And if Amazon wants to add routes through ATSG, there will be plenty of opportunity to use ABX (which continues to lose DHL flying), and numerous 767-300s in the CAM pipeline to go to ABX or ATI.


Who is ABX losing DHL work too??

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by MajMattMason
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status Of AA 757 Fleet - Summer 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 8992

Re: Status Of AA 757 Fleet - Summer 2017

ORD-MAN is only on a 757 for June, it goes to a 767 for the rest of the summer. I believe that it is one of the longest nonstop 757 routes in the world. Don't know about other airlines but I do know it's one of longest ones as far as American is concerned, with maybe MIA-BSB, the longest ones in ov...

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by MajMattMason
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DHL Adding CVG Day Sort in May
Replies: 12
Views: 1990

Re: DHL Adding CVG Day Sort in May

The timing does seem to suggest that this day sort hiring is to support Amazon. But 900?? That's a heck of a lot more than what Logistics is using in ILN to support the Amazon operation there.
What else is DHL cooking up??

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by MajMattMason
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

[*712 flew from Pattaya to HNL yesterday and was supposed to be in ILN by now but seems to have failed to continue from HNL for the moment, for whatever reason.] Could've been for crew rest in HNL. But it's ILN now. Don't believe it will ever be converted for freighter use. So it will be interestin...

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by MajMattMason
Sat Feb 18, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Matt is 395CM now going to Amazon? It was supposed to be for somebody else. And I don't think 395 is a prime number, so that can't be the AZ number it would have. I do stand corrected. 378AN looks like it will be re-registered as 395CM and not as a AZ tail. But it does show as coming to ATI. Which ...

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by MajMattMason
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Tentative online dates for next Amazon Prime 763 for ATI

331AZ- end of Feb
359AZ- beginning of April
347AZ- end of April
353AZ- end of May
337AZ- mid June (this is a wing let bird)
395AZ- beginning of Aug

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by MajMattMason
Sat Feb 11, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Who Used The 747SP.
Replies: 57
Views: 10024

Re: Airlines Who Used The 747SP.

Since a few posters are mentioning non-airline operators, the Kingdom of Bahrain currently operates a SP for the King.

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by MajMattMason
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

All the arrivals this AM to ABE diverted. ABX and ATI to BWI. It was discussed earlier a couple pages back. Maybe Amazon can put CAT III in here lol. Given that Amazon was willing to throw ILN overboard, no airport is a given. Perhaps the airport authority should be thinking about this... Word on t...

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by MajMattMason
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

GREAT PIC YOCHAI!!
Like the "hero shot" angle!!!

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by MajMattMason
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

I would not be surprised to see CVG work on taxiway improvements around the DHL area since runway 18R/36L was used only for a few years before DL started downsizing. Currently its rarely used due to its distance from the terminal area, but Amazon could make good use of it, though it probably needs ...

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by MajMattMason
Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Growing
Replies: 1995
Views: 322540

Re: Amazon Fleet Growing

Any concerns that that impending jumpseat war between ATI and ABX will impact the Amazon system as crews will have a hard time getting to/from work. There is no "impending jumpseat war" between ABX and ATI. You were suspended then banned from APC for being bombastic and a grenade thrower....

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