Further, Amazon has grabbed more and more share over time by offering selection and convenience, and convenience means getting your stuff ASAP. Which means if someone finds their star-spangled widget on Friday morning on the Amazon website, they're far more likely to buy it if it arrives Saturday r...Jump to post
On N5227A and the others, if it's going to VQQ for induction, it's not a crazy thought that it could be going to Southern. Flightstar does the inductions and heavy checks for AAWW. And that is indeed where 5227A went, straight from ANC, already wearing its 5227A number. Seems like a slightly-differe...Jump to post
CALMSP: I think the idea of the larger aircraft is to have that capability when Peak hits. It's all about being able to handle Peak. I get that, but even during peak, we're still not full everywhere. I think the large a/c will be secondary moving forward. the 738 is where its at. I think it all dep...Jump to post
N381AN is going through conformity for ATI. Guessing it will be for Amazon. Wonder if this will be N479AZ instead of N384AA like wjcandee mentioned. It's possible. I had thought that 384AA was going to go to another airline, but, sure as shootin', the FAA has it still as a pending number change to ...Jump to post
The only real issue is that it's another thing for ATC to remember and sometimes there's a concern about passenger confusion as to who is actually operating the aircraft that they are flying on (more an issue with the Express carriers), hence the "Operated by" sticker requirement next to ...Jump to post
Also, Amazon might have a log for each ZIP code on how reliable each carrier is as well as the cost of shipping to that ZIP code. If one carrier is too unreliable in a specific ZIP code, Amazon might deprioritize that carrier for that ZIP code. They absolutely do this, or something similar. It's wh...Jump to post
Yeah, okay. But you don't need a long-term wet lease with a sticker by the door to fly under somebody else's callsign. If you're doing subservice for them, that will often be the case as well. And certainly with Military. Used to be all sorts of flights by CRAF participants were "Reach" fl...Jump to post
Mcg: If that package car was going to be going down the street and making stops in Troy, Montana anyway, and the package car would otherwise have empty space in it, and UPS is set up to deliver stuff to Troy, sending a truck up there anyway (the size of which doesn't make as much difference expense-...Jump to post
133Delta764 -- thanks for that info! You are so knowledgeable about this stuff! On another note, it is interesting to see how the recently-converted CAM aircraft are being shifted around. N381AN is at AMES in TPA, but it's unclear who it's going to. I know that a particular airline had been eager to...Jump to post
UPS's new president has been talking about being the best not the biggest, which is of course sometimes just an advane excuse because she knows they are going to fall on their face during Peak by refusing volume to keep the damaged network fluid. Or it could be code for "We're going to try to r...Jump to post
The new CEO of UPS has indicated that she wants the company to be sized profitably, not to take everything people want it to take. (This is the problem with a duopoly, of course. Competition is reduced dramatically, so prices go up. Absent a duopoly, you'll take a lot more marginal-cost business.) A...Jump to post
USPS uses a straight truck of the size you mention to drop packages off at my 400+ unit apartment building in Manhattan. I think they split it between us and a few other similar-sized buildings. It's mostly Amazon volume. If Amazon is making deliveries to certain such buildings in major cities, wher...Jump to post
We went through the SCK/SFO/SMF issues pretty-soon after the whole Amazon Air thing got started. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. SCK is wonderfully-located in many ways, but it gets fogged in on a whole lot of mornings in the Winter, and was originally lacking a CAT II/III ILS. (It does n...Jump to post
Something interesting...not sure how much it means. In the past, CAM has always reserved the Amazon Prime tail numbers through the FAA. While I was rummaging through there to see if any additional ones had been reserved for the 11 planes next year, I noticed that Amazon Services, LLC is now reservi...Jump to post
TWA's contract with the IAM required a licensed A&P to meet every flight. Very-expensive. Something they tried for years to change. Advantage was that when something was wrong, there was somebody actually competent to fix it pretty-fast. But usually totally-unnecessary. A lot of airlines still ...Jump to post
TWA's contract with the IAM required a licensed A&P to meet every flight. Very-expensive. Something they tried for years to change. Advantage was that when something was wrong, there was somebody actually competent to fix it pretty-fast. But usually totally-unnecessary.Jump to post
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.
In the 3-letter-code scheme, I don't think there is an HKO. There's just PHKO in the 4 letter codes.
I'm sorry, did I say "half" of the WGN MD11s were broken? My mistake. Seven (7) and maybe 8 of the 11 are either broken or in maint. So what's that? 64 percent. Yeah, more than half. 412SN aog at ANC since 7/26 415JN maint at OSC since 7/1 512JN aog HKG since 7/21 546JN maint at SHV since ...Jump to post
Good little local news story on Amazon's first revenue flight into LAL. I like the little Amazon smile on all their brand-new (or at least refurbished) GSE.
https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/regi ... al-airport
And indeed, given that 412SN has been AOG at ANC for basically 3 days, it looks like Western Global sent 513SN to ANC from ORD to pick up the cargo and bring it to LAX, where 412SN had been heading from HKG when it crapped out at its stop in ANC. So, after 3 days, the airline manages to bring in ano...Jump to post
And you know it has been such fun watching Western Global get busy with Covid-19 opportunities. Apparently the folks that do the actual work are nice people. But, Man, it's a thrill a minute to see whether a flight that stops at ANC is going to be there for 3 hours or 3 days, whether a regular route...Jump to post
So here's an interesting one.
ATI has been flying HKG-GUM-SYD-HKG for a while for DHL, using N395CM.
Today, she goes HKG-GUM-SYD. So far so good. But instead of flying SYD-HKG, she's flying SYD-GUM. An additional regular stop? Something else? Interesting.
Things must be looking up at National as they ferried N756CA MZJ-SAT for paint on the 27/7 Ex SQ/CX and KA B744BCF, quite remarkable as records show this frame has been stored since 04/2013, most recent photos of it show it engineless too. Maybe they thought that they would do it earlier, but figur...Jump to post
Sorry folks, but you are all missing something. Ok, everyone is discussing the F-15 in this video, which has passed by (and the strong reaction by the pilots seems to be after the F-15 has passed). We have also discussed, if TICAS was on in the F-15, which has had forced the crew of the A310 to the...Jump to post
Not sure if it was mentioned here...but N381AN is in TPA from TLV. Came over on 7/20. It wasn’t one of the 5 originally planned for Amazon this year. TPA seems to be able to pump them out quickly. Any idea where she is going? Great catch! Yochai usually gives us a heads-up these kinds of movements,...Jump to post
So N1409A, operating a GTI Amazon Air Flight 3743 from AUS-ILN on Friday afternoon, diverted to LIT and stayed there about 24 hours. It then flew (as GTI6743) to ILN Saturday afternoon, dropped its cargo, and immediately took off for MIA, presumably for a look-see by Atlas maint. Initially, I was t...Jump to post
As others pointed out above, the new facility at KLAL is in use. Slowly, at first, it seems. Makes sense to get everybody used to what they're supposed to do. The current aircraft line that uses LAL now goes SMF-LAL-ILN-JFK-SMF on ATI. Kind of fun to look at the LAL arrivals and departures. It's lik...Jump to post
In addition to the 4 767-300BDSF order a couple weeks ago, DHL is adding 4 767-300BCF https://theloadstar.com/dhl-joins-rush-for-freighter-conversions-with-order-for-four-767s/ Great info, as usual, Allee! The article references DHL entering into short-term leases with ATSG for two 767 freighters t...Jump to post
So N1409A, operating a GTI Amazon Air Flight 3743 from AUS-ILN on Friday afternoon, diverted to LIT and stayed there about 24 hours. It then flew (as GTI6743) to ILN Saturday afternoon, dropped its cargo, and immediately took off for MIA, presumably for a look-see by Atlas maint. Initially, I was th...Jump to post
This shows what effect Amazon Air has had. (This is why discussing the network generally is necessary to understand what the air network is and does and where and how it and its fleet is likely to grow and change. Since reporters know bupkus about this, and make no effort to inform themselves, their...Jump to post
As well-illustrated by this highly-informative exchange: A) Pilots make mistakes all the times... And, this might even happen to pilots from US military forces sometimes... The discussion here has moved entirely into the fanciful and pure speculation, largely devoid of facts (except for those few pr...Jump to post
So let’s stick to aviation here and keep politics out. As this happened in Syrian airspace, how did the US government get their rights for the overflight of Syrien territory? Are those rights granted by the civil aviation authorities of Syria or by their military? What would happen, just hypothetic...Jump to post
jordanh wrote:that video footage makes it undeniably clear that the fighter plane was much, much closer than "about 1-2 km".
Sheikh: AF1 didn't know that the F16s were friendly until they were very close. All they knew was that there were some "fast movers" approaching. Intelligence had picked up chatter that "Angel was next." Angel was the mostly-secret code word for AF1 at the time. Threats could hav...Jump to post
There was already a thread on this, which was shut down because of excessive political comments. The US commented hours ago as follows: The Mahan Air plane flew somewhere near a military base. Two fighters went up to take a look. One stayed back and one pulled close enough to identify the jet as civ...Jump to post
The actual story is that it flew near a US/Allied military base, and a US F15 was dispatched and flew close enough to visually identify it. Once the F15 visually-identified the target as a passenger plane, the F15 backed off. There was another F15 in the area that stayed back while the other one got...Jump to post
Back when we were talking about how Amazon's fleet was allegedly weird because the Atlas-converted 767 aircraft had FADEC GEs and the ATSG ones had non-FADEC GEs, I pointed out that Atlas actually had a couple of 767s that it was flying for Amazon that also had Pratts. And that ATSG had Pratts among...Jump to post
Quick update on the Sun Country 737-800s for Amazon: N7933A arrived in MSP on Monday, 7/20/20 from conformity. First revenue flight took place earlier today, Wednesday, 7/22/20. Was N447CC. N5479A arrived in MSP on Wednesday, 7/22/20 from conformity. First revenue flight on ???. Was N440CC. That mea...Jump to post
ILN is not a cross-dock operation. It's a sort. Run by Amazon, not DHL, not LGSTX, Amazon. A shakeout cruise for the facility at CVG. Going by air involves, at most, one extra truck stop. It does involve building pallets or loading cans and unloading same. It may involve a sort during the air trip, ...Jump to post
And it looks like GTI covering that MKE run again tonight was prescient. 605DL's departure time slipped and slipped and again cancelled. Maybe ATI should plan to run it over to CVG whenever it's actually ready? I'm guessing they had planned for the crew that flies it from ILN to fly it to wherever a...Jump to post
And it looks like N605DL (ATI 757F) is giving it another try tonight. MajMattMason, who knows about this stuff, says it's going to run for DHL. Interesting to see how they'll use it, since they so recently caused ATI to park it. I noticed yesterday that SOO917, which normally flies YWG-MKE-CVG, wen...Jump to post
So N363CM was on the board to go to MEX tonight, so I guess Allee was correct (as he always is): MAS Air Cargo. I don't see where it would have been painted, so I guess that is going to happen there? Or they'll just deliver it in various shades of white applied at ILN, to be covered with decals. Loo...Jump to post