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Amazon Prime Air Boeing 767 breaks cover for first time

by Todd Haselton | August 6, 2016August 6, 2016 4:00 pm PST

Remember when Amazon said it was ready to challenge FedEx, UPS and DHL by flying its own cargo planes? Well, those companies might want to start shaking in their boots. Amazon recently published the first image of a Boeing 767 Amazon Prime Air jetliner hanging out in a hangar in Seattle, with a complementary video to go with it (which we’ve included below.)

The jet will be used to help Amazon shuttle goods ordered from its website to Amazon Prime subscribers around the U.S. in an effort to continue to make good on its guaranteed free delivery time frames. It’ll also help as free advertising, with the Amazon logo right on the underbelly for sky-gazers to see from below.

Amazon has been using similar planes, Re/code said, with 11 already making flights around the U.S.. This, however, is the first one with a shiny new paint job. A total of 40 such planes are being leased by Amazon from two companies, including Atlas Air and Air Transport Companies, the former of which owns the one you see above.

Don’t be surprised if you start to see these taxiing at your local airport.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...