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by GoodRide
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

wjcandee wrote:
GoodRide wrote:
A charter for Amazon. Heard it was a special shipment with a lot of lithium ion batteries, something of that sort.


Yikes. An overwater flight filled with Lithium batteries is like the Hidenberg, no?


“Cargo aircraft only” lol

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by GoodRide
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

A charter for Amazon. Heard it was a special shipment with a lot of lithium ion batteries, something of that sort.

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by GoodRide
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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He also is wearing an identifiable uniform. Would this be the first instance of an Amazon-related worker wearing an identifiable uniform? Of what does the uniform consist? Is it (will it be) contractually required? No, I’ve seen delivery van drivers wearing either Amazon shirts or polos in both Aus...

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by GoodRide
Fri Oct 02, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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I believe the damage is related how the the k-loaders are aligning with plane. Apparently someone realized it happened once and they found a more widespread problem after the rest of the fleet aircraft were scrutinized.

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by GoodRide
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Those 3 ATI 757s mentioned above are non-ETOPs, FWIW.

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by GoodRide
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Wow. I want what you're smoking. There are so many fanciful things flying around here, that I'll just take on a few of them: ⋅ Amazon or any other carrier wouldn't want to deal with having to pick up an unpackaged item from any location then box it. Either you have to: a. Box it in the tr...

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by GoodRide
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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I think the point was that people have hopes and dreams that look a lot less crazy than they might have 3 years ago. Personally, I think Amazon would be nuts to borrow the trouble of picking up things from the general public, or interfacing with the general public as shippers. It's a PITA, and all ...

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by GoodRide
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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I think the point was that people have hopes and dreams that look a lot less crazy than they might have 3 years ago. Personally, I think Amazon would be nuts to borrow the trouble of picking up things from the general public, or interfacing with the general public as shippers. It's a PITA, and all ...

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by GoodRide
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Did any of us have any idea at the Aerosmith launch that Prime would be this size this fast?? Will Amazon in turn lease the plans to the carriers?? Nope. I did say at the time that the thing about Amazon is that they always have a plan in place in case the growth continues at a particular pace, but...

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by GoodRide
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Is N1511A one of the Atlas planes leased to Amazon? It has been going back and forth between ORD and Amsterdam since 8/4.

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by GoodRide
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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wjcandee wrote:
Ah. I was confused because PHKO is KOA. 3-letter vs. 4-letter codes. IATA/ICAO. I assumed it was something more than that, because if I recall you have a sly sense of humor.



Hah, thanks! I do often say that flying is 10% math and 90% dad jokes.

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by GoodRide
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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wjcandee wrote:
GoodRide wrote:
By KOA do you mean HKO?


Okay, you're the pilot. Let me in on the joke, because I know that's what it is but I don't get it.



Wasn’t meant to be a joke I was just inquiring whether the rumored upcoming inter-island service included Kona International?

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by GoodRide
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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By KOA do you mean HKO?

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by GoodRide
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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So, interestingly, ATI is planning to run N605DL from ILN to CVG tonight. That's one of ATI's 4 757Fs, that it used to run for DHL. I know that ATSG has been trying to find work for them, either as flown by ATI or otherwise. I understand they have been offered for dry-lease to a number of customers...

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by GoodRide
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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LAL is beginning Amazon service very soon. It’s possible they brought one over for training.

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by GoodRide
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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There was a clerical issue of sorts on the Chinese side. Seems that the issue is resolved now.

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by GoodRide
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Amerijet has been operating a flight in and out of SMF. It’s a PHL-SMF-PHL run. I heard they were doing USPS. Maybe the ramp lead was mistaken? A ramp lead in SMF mentioned to me that ATI’s flights for Amazon out of there are carrying USPS mail. Did I miss something or has that been announced? Hadn...

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by GoodRide
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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A ramp lead in SMF mentioned to me that ATI’s flights for Amazon out of there are carrying USPS mail. Did I miss something or has that been announced?

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by GoodRide
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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I just don’t understand why Amazon continues to paint their airplanes in Prime Air livery after going to great lengths to rebrand to Amazon Air? I’m sure there’s a reasoning behind it, but on its face it seems like a glaring branding oversight.

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by GoodRide
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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I’d be interested in knowing the board’s thoughts on whether Amazon will be interested in acquiring any of the newly available (retired) 757s? Benefits include, access to a more capable narrow body, fleet similarity with the 76, and a proven reliable operator in ATI. Cons include, higher conversion ...

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by GoodRide
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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While I can see that the efficiency would be obvious, is Amazon already regularly filling the 763s all the way to max volume for each flight in an off-peak situation? I understand that they might be overflowing at the moment, but, under normal conditions, are they really maxing them out? no, they a...

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by GoodRide
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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And FWIW, four more DL 767-300s are coming to ILN tomorrow, presumably for temporary storage. Right now, it looks like: 1201P, 183DN, 178DN, and 185DN. Okay so these are indeed the 767-300s that arrived at ILN today (3/30/20). Tomorrow, SEVEN are scheduled in to ILN. 184DN 1200K 172DN (this is comi...

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by GoodRide
Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Will, what’s the significance of this? https://aircargoworld.com/allposts/amazon-looks-to-build-disruptive-cargo-airline/?utm_source=ACW+Main+List&utm_campaign=ee611417d1-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1711f92e66-ee611417d1-39682037&fbclid=IwAR1VQJ4nNIBoDI_PYxwaAgf5S...

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by GoodRide
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Empty cans, mostly.

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by GoodRide
Mon Feb 10, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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WJ is correct, the planes going ANC-PHX typically get redirected elsewhere in the system. Today’s bird that went up to ANC went to PHX and then to TPA. It probably won’t see ANC again for some time, under normal circumstances.

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by GoodRide
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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At the holiday party I was just at there were a couple families who are still waiting for FedEx orders placed for delivery by Christmas that appear to be sitting delayed in central Texas about an hour from the point of intended delivery, with no explanation from FedEx. It’s such a small data point, ...

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by GoodRide
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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It could be absolutely nothing, but as of today the ATI pilot group has now been sent two uniform surveys from HR inquiring about likes/dislikes of current uniforms, sizing etc. The first one was almost a year ago, and was focused on likes and dislikes of current uniforms etc. There was no follow up...

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by GoodRide
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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WJ and board, here’s an article which I believe provides, IMHO, the most well-reasoned thesis into Amazon’s logistics ambitions. Part 2 hasn’t come out..who knows if it ever will at this point. https://medium.com/@itamarzur/make-no-mistake-amazon-is-going-to-take-on-delivery-behemoths-fedex-and-ups-...

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by GoodRide
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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I believe the contract with FedEx runs until September 29, 2024. In Amazon years, that’s an eternity. Also, do you think there’s any merit to the idea of that Amazon could repair some of the sentiment in Washington by selling the idea of using its logistics expertise to help the USPS stop the bleedi...

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by GoodRide
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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Curious as to the board’s thoughts on this article from a few months back by Brittain Ladd suggesting Amazon is a viable contender for the USPS contract. https://observer.com/2019/06/amazon-us-postal-service-acquisition/ The author raises some compelling points. Of note, Ladd published an article in...

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by GoodRide
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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761’s stay in AFW was indeed scheduled for 10 days from the outset. An ops manager there mentioned they have several hundred people employed at AFW already, although I can’t say for sure how many of those needed airplane training.

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by GoodRide
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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by GoodRide
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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wjcandee wrote:

Also, N399CM, the Aloha Cargo 767-300, came to ILN today for some kind of maint. It was just there 4/22 to 5/5 for a two-week maintenance visit, so unclear what's up with it. N395CM, which just came out of maintenance, is covering.


C-check

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by GoodRide
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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by GoodRide
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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Whiplash6 wrote:
DeltaRules wrote:
What's the latest on the start of ILN ops? Last I'd heard it was to happen this month.


August


As early as the first week of July, looking at my current schedule.

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by GoodRide
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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Analysts love to speculate what Amazon’s moves mean for FedEx and UPS, putting downward pressure on stocks. By getting out in front and saying “we really don’t need you and aren’t going to carry your freight on our airplanes anymore”, they are putting their money where their mouth is and removing so...

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by GoodRide
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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389 will be used as a CVG Amazon spare until acceptance in a few weeks.

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by GoodRide
Thu May 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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The reality is that if Atlas wants to drag this out, it's a good three years before anything serious will happen, in my opinion. (Have to get a decision from the Second Circuit on the absolutely-initial question of whether the System Boards of Arbitration at Atlas and Southern will decide whether t...

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by GoodRide
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2019
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I don't know why Amazon would want directly to hire employees in ILN and AFW. They can't be naive enough to think that the Teamsters and others won't aggressively seek to represent those folks, if only to get a foot in the door and give them leverage in a zillion other parts of Amazon. My theory is...

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