We’ve known that Amazon has plans for drone delivery which they referred to as Prime Air back then, but now it looks like Amazon has decided to slap the Prime Air branding on something else. The company has recently taken the wraps off their latest Prime Air endeavor in the form of an actual cargo plane!
Now before you think that Amazon is getting into the airline business, no they’re not. These Prime Air Cargo planes are basically part of Amazon’s plan to create their own air cargo network, meaning that the company is hoping to streamline the delivery process even more. This also means that Amazon is looking to reduce their reliance on other delivery services, which in turn allows them to control their deliveries better.
The company will have at least 11 Boeing 767-300 planes at the start that will make up its fleet and they have been leased from some of Amazon’s shipping partners. Amazon also plans to expand that number to around 40 over the next couple of years, so it will be interesting to see how all of this plays out.