Amazon shows off first freighter aircraft at Seafair Air Show


Amazon has showcased its first branded freighter aircraft, named Amazon One, at the Seafair Air Show in Seattle.

The Atlas Air provided Boeing 767-300 Freighter is the first of 40 aircraft the online retailer has agreed to lease through Atlas Air and ATSG. The aircraft is branded Prime Air, the name of its experimental drone delivery service. There are currently 11 aircraft flying for Amazon with more to be rolled out in the future.

Amazon senior vice president of worldwide operations, Dave Clark says: “Creating an air transportation network is expanding our capacity to ensure great delivery speeds for our Prime members for years to come. I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate the inaugural flight than in our hometown at Seafair alongside Amazon employees and Seattle residents.”

On his blog on the Amazon website, Clark adds: “I’m very excited to introduce Amazon One, a Boeing 767-300 that is our first ever Amazon branded plane which will serve customers by adding capacity to support one and two day package delivery in the US.”

“Adding capacity for Prime members by developing a dedicated air cargo network ensures there is enough available capacity to provide customers with great selection, low prices and incredible shipping speeds for years to come. Over the next couple of years, we’ll roll out 40 planes just like this one.”

Amazon has released a video introducing the aircraft, click here to view.