{:en}Amazon for the first time will get narrow-body cargo planes


A fleet of cargo aircraft online retailer Amazon will bring at least five Boeing 737-800F, the relevant deal was signed with Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (based in new York; the group includes the us cargo operator Atlas Air). According to this agreement a subsidiary airline, Atlas Air, Southern Air Transport will start to operate five Boeing 737-800F in the interests of the retailer this year.

The aircraft will be leased for seven years from GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS); Amazon has the option to extend the lease for another 10 years. Southern Air Transport will operate aircraft wet lease agreement under the scheme ACMI (Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance, Insurance). Also Amazon has the option to receive a further 15 Boeing 737-800 aircraft to 2021.

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