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by wjcandee
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

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 wjcandee
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

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And a correction about N521AZ. It merely stopped in PHL for 3 hours for fuel and whatever, and in fact is on its way nonstop from there to TLV. Should arrive at about 9am local time on Friday 9/18/20.

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

And, busy day (9/17/20)! N5233A left conformity at VQQ today and is in transit to IAH under a Southern non-revenue flight number. For those who are counting, that's the 7th 737-800 to go to Southern, and the 17th overall (10 being now at Sun Country).

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Views: 144412

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N433AZ should be coming back to ILN tomorrow from paint at ROW. Looks like it's on-track to be ready for Amazon by 10/1. That will be the last 767-300 officially-dry-leased by Amazon for calendar year 2020. To be flown by ATI. This is the second of two ex-ANA Cargo 767-300BCFs, the only two BCFs in ...

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

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. When was the CVG hub announced? From the beginning the hub was envisioned to be massive. Amazon makes no small plans. Those plans may not come to...

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I knew as of a few days ago that N393AN would be flying soon to ILN, because CAM just bought it and it has been moving around at ROW. And indeed it flew ROW-ILN today, so it should be going over to TLV in the next couple of weeks. Oddly, it's shown in the system as flying under an AA flight number, ...

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Amazon Blowin' and Goin': N521AZ flew from LCQ to PHL today (9/17/20), following the same route to TLV, apparently, as did N503AZ. This is the retired Westjet former C-GOGN, msn 25576, per FAA, ln 549 per Planespotters.net, first delivered to Qantas in August 1994. A little over a year downtime bet...

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

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 wjcandee
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

And 381AN just completed its first revenue run with ATI today, 9/16/20, from AFW-ILN, for Amazon.

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

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Man it must be fun, when one is in business, to have lots of cash behind you when you get the go-ahead on a project! You get to do things on a remarkable scale. And our favorite largest-scale entity, Amazon, isn't fooling around, now that it has decided to buy its own planes: C-FOGT arrived in LCQ t...

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by wjcandee
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 7583

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

ATCSundevil; Thanks. I hear you and appreciate the very-intelligent and thoughtful post.

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by wjcandee
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 7583

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

FX1816: Okay, so here's another a.net friend that is now probably mad at me. Ugh. My last post on this. I promise. Hoping to help you guys see the point. See if this story makes sense: In the late 1980s, the Company hired a lawyer to come in and give us sexual harassment training. Well ahead of the ...

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by wjcandee
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 7583

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

if you haven't spent some time in an air traffic facility, then you aren't capable of understanding what was likely going on. My friend, and I respect you a lot and am really sad that we're disagreeing about something, you're missing the point. You can't just write it off as "you can't critici...

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by wjcandee
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 7583

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

calling controllers in the US unprofessional because of what they hear on YouTube — don't be ridiculous. You know what was troubling -- all the responses from controllers who had no clue how offensive this actually is. THAT is a legitimate concern. Which means we can't just write it off as a couple...

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by wjcandee
Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 7583

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

So a few overworked controllers in a severely understaffed agency keeping it light at work are now racist bigots for the way they pronounce an intersection? Interesting. We're immature, get over it. Wow. Allow me to respond. It isn't a question of how someone "pronounces an intersection"....

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by wjcandee
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 7583

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

BA744PHX wrote:
How does race come into this?


Now THAT's funny.

(I know you're not serious, and appreciate your subtle wit.)

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by wjcandee
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A little light hearted ATC fun...
Replies: 51
Views: 7583

Re: A little light hearted ATC fun...

Am I missing why this is funny? The guy in the background is blatantly-mocking an African-American pronunciation of the name. Is that funny? Do they come into the tower in blackface and consider that to be funny, too? Weird. Your government at work.

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by wjcandee
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

The CWF storm damage probably doesn't slow anything down. I think that Dean Baldwin has plenty of availability these days, due to the situation in the passenger world, and they're CAM's primary painting contractor. I feel terrible for the Landlocked folks, though. The rest of the information is very...

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by wjcandee
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

HAECO seems to have finished up on N304CM at LCQ after 12 days, and it is flying out tomorrow to ILN with its new tail number, N393UP. Presumably it will get the Collins LFDS upgrade there. Totally-secondhand information is that the first 3 of this group of 5 leased from CAM did not get that upgrade...

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by wjcandee
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

The next ex WestJet 767-300 for Amazon, N521AZ, will be arriving TLV on Friday afternoon from PHL for freighter mods. Thanks, Yochai! They aren't messing around with the speed that they are doing this. Do you have any insights regarding the effects the 3-week Covid shutdown will have? Is IAI consid...

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by wjcandee
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

Looks like N393AN is going to be the next one to leave ROW for conversion. Registered to CAM on Friday.

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by wjcandee
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

[*][*] How long would it take for six 767s to become operational and flying cargo for ATI? Can we expect these "early 2021" ? Well, just FWIW, it's pretty-clear that at least one of the six and possibly two are going to go somewhere other than to Amazon, and maybe one of those will be goin...

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by wjcandee
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

It will be interesting to see how much, if at all, the second Coronavirus lockdown in Israel will affect progress on the aircraft that ATSG and Amazon have at IAI at the moment. (Six ATSG, one Amazon.) I don't know if IAI is considered an essential business, as such operations were generally in the ...

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by wjcandee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
Replies: 51
Views: 7230

Re: 2020 NFL Charters

I don’t get too worked up over numbers of accidents. The numbers - even for a carrier like Eastern or Biscayne - are so low that they aren’t terribly meaningful. Tell that to Sean Archuleta's family. See if they feel the same way about the need for merciless pilot vetting. Like what Sean had to go ...

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by wjcandee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
Replies: 51
Views: 7230

Re: 2020 NFL Charters

Of course, this kind of stuff is why you want an in-house department: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-12/united-sued-for-packing-nfl-charters-with-young-blond-crews I'm pretty-sure there's another side to this story, and it probably has a lot less to do with how "attractive"...

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by wjcandee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
Replies: 51
Views: 7230

Re: 2020 NFL Charters

Sometimes people have to learn the hard way. Wasn't that an Eastern 737 that ran off the runway at LGA on a presidential or vice-presidential campaign-plane charter, due largely to pilot issues? How likely would it be that a Delta or United or American pilot made that error? Could have, but the pil...

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by wjcandee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

N381AN in the air this afternoon (9/12/20) from TPA to AFW as flight ATN381. First flight under an ATI callsign. Presumably traveling to pick up an Amazon route from AFW, but I guess we'll see.

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by wjcandee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

MO11 wrote:
Amazon purchased C-FWAD (N563AZ) yesterday.


And as previously-noted, it has been at LCQ since 9/8/20. They're moving at a good clip. Arrivals into LCQ were 8/19, 8/31, 9/8. C-FOGT, presumably the next one, is still at YYC. That would clear out the retired Westjet fleet of 767-300s.

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by wjcandee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Views: 144412

Re: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020

I saw a picture of N381AN today on Flickr. It is currently in TPA but about to go into service for ATI as, among other things, a maintenance spare for the Amazon contract. It hasn't been repainted since conversion, but IAI rolled some not-quite-matching-but-pretty-close grey paint over the areas of ...

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by wjcandee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2020 NFL Charters
Replies: 51
Views: 7230

Re: 2020 NFL Charters

Additionally, Team 125 appears to be out as the operator of the Patriots' tandem 763s. Eastern will now operate them on the team's behalf. Team 125 was basically an in-house flight department. If the Krafts want to make the two aircraft available for other teams, corporations, etc., to use, which m...

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by wjcandee
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

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BTW, eBay just announced last week it is integrating UPS as a shipping carrier on its site to print labels. While eBay hasn't stated whether or not they plan to drop FedEx, UPS might get a boost from the eBay partnership. The Postal Service was the primary beneficiary of EBay shipping labels. But i...

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by wjcandee
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

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Boeing 767 -338 25274 396 N503AZ Amazon Services ferried 03/05sep20 LCQ-PHL-TLV, for freighter conversion ex C-FOGJ Boeing 767 -338 25363 402 C-FWAD WestJet ferried 08sep20 YYC-LCQ ex N326BC Boeing 767 -338 25576 549 N521AZ Amazon Services regd 09sep20, parked at LCQ ex C-GOGN https://www.skyliner-...

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63578

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CJG: Thanks for the detail. So interesting. I guess this also means that many endpoints won't have the infrastructure to hold the vaccine if it's a deep-freeze, because a home fridge type deal at a rural doctor's office isn't going to keep it cold enough or keep the temp reliably-enough to hold the ...

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 Cargo Discussion Thread (Cargo Operators and Passenger Airlines Operating Cargo Only Flights)
Replies: 512
Views: 63578

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The problem with the vaccine shipping is it seems they are planning to use established private systems to efficiently get it distributed....to LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS, which proved their ineptitude in the H1N1 thing, because they then sat on a whole bunch of it until they could set up "clinics...

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Views: 144412

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FmrCapCadet: I was just thinking that in addition to the characteristics of the Package and Customer Location, there is also probably two dynamic components, which are Performance of (each) Potential Carrier and Volume Commitment. The latter meaning where are they in their volume commitment to a car...

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

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Boeing 767 -338 25274 396 N503AZ Amazon Services ferried 03/05sep20 LCQ-PHL-TLV, for freighter conversion ex C-FOGJ Boeing 767 -338 25363 402 C-FWAD WestJet ferried 08sep20 YYC-LCQ ex N326BC Boeing 767 -338 25576 549 N521AZ Amazon Services regd 09sep20, parked at LCQ ex C-GOGN https://www.skyliner-...

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

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Building size versus property size.

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

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I noticed that N337AZ went back into service tonight after a 47 day (6.7 week) maintenance visit to ILN. That's important only because Peak is approaching, and the carriers would prefer to have all aircraft available for service during that time. So I took a quick census of the CAM aircraft that are...

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Views: 144412

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JayinKitsap: Regarding what is happening in the US, the 68 is the current number when you include a couple of 738s in conformity and a 763 currently in paint. Now one could add a few 763s if you include the couple of aircraft that Atlas uses as maintenance spares most of the year, one 763 and one 76...

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Views: 144412

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Now I will throw a wrench into all of this, What are the chances of more 737-800F flying for Amazon?? Either with SCX, SOO, or both?? I would say, "high probability". Assuming that they have the economics of that fleet where they want them and they have figured out how to best use them. T...

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Views: 144412

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Well, it looks like what will open next year at CVG will be an 800k sq ft building with 24 aircraft parking locations and an expectation to operate 32 aircraft from there. Five years from then, if they build out the whole thing (which I expect they will), then it becomes 100 spots and a 2.6mm sq ft ...

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by wjcandee
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Views: 144412

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N385AM, the most recent retired AA 767-300 to be purchased by CAM, is on its way from ILN to SNN/TLV tonight (9/9/20) for conversion.

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by wjcandee
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Views: 144412

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So, in sum, here's where we are: This is what we knew already: ATI is presently flying all the 767-300s from Amazon lease agreements with CAM covering deliveries in the period prior to 2021. That includes the ex-ANA-Cargo aircraft now in paint, which should be delivered about 10/1/20. (ATI is also f...

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by wjcandee
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

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USAIrKid: That's some good research! Stupid of me just to take a number from another member's post and repeat it without thinking it through or investigating it. The fundamental point is that Amazon can borrow going forward at very low rates, better than an ATSG/CAM or Atlas/Titan can do, and I shou...

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by wjcandee
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pacific Airlines (former Jetstar Pacific) revealed its livery after rebrand
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Re: Pacific Airlines (former Jetstar Pacific) revealed its livery after rebrand

It looks businesslike and professional, which maybe isn't a bad thing for them. Definitely not screaming, "Look at me!!", but I'm guessing that wasn't what they wanted.

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by wjcandee
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Views: 144412

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Enplaned: Very good points all around. You're absolutely right. I do think that as long as the aircraft is in service, it has to be supported. And a FedEx fleet is going to be large enough to support robustly. I remember Lightsabre talking about the minimum production run for certain engine parts, e...

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by wjcandee
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Enplaned, I largely agree with your analysis. I pinned it mostly on the cost of capital combined with Amazon's growing in-house expertise and commitment to the project. Another member pointed out that Amazon recently issued bonds at .004 (i.e. 40 basis points). No lessor is going to beat that. One o...

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by wjcandee
Tue Sep 08, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Views: 144412

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And another retired Westjet 767-300 will be making its way to LCQ today. That's 3. One has left for TLV to be converted for Amazon. We will see what happens to the other 2. All depends on how fast Amazon wants them.

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by wjcandee
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
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Views: 144412

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Not sure if this has been discussed. 395AN and 392AN on the way to ATI by the end of the year, but I expect to see some slippage. Both, I believe, to be reassigned to Amazon in ‘21 at some future date. 381AN is 30 days plus late for ATI. Thank you, Major, for these details. They are very interestin...

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by wjcandee
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Amazon Fleet Discussion - 2020
Replies: 1263
Views: 144412

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I understand Amerijet is looking plausible, but any change the Amazon-acquires 767 could be used internationally? We’ve heard of expansions in Europe and the 767 airline rumor in Australia. Absolutely. 100-percent could be that the aircraft acquired from Canada and sent for conversion could be for ...

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