Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. today announced the delivery of its twentieth B767-300 converted freighter to Amazon. The aircraft, which bears tail number N1487A, entered into Amazon’s domestic air network ahead of the peak holiday season to serve its growing customer demand.
“Our delivery of 20 aircraft to Amazon over the last 28 months is a significant achievement,” said William J. Flynn, President and Chief Executive Officer. “It is an accomplishment that we are very proud of and for which our employees worked hard. We appreciate Amazon’s confidence in our capabilities, global scale and operating excellence.”
Mr. Flynn continued, “E-commerce is the fastest growing air cargo segment, and we are excited to continue our partnership with Amazon as it delivers innovative service to its customers.”
The new aircraft will be known as “Valor” – a name chosen by our employee affinity group Warriors@Amazon. Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos formally unveiled the aircraft at an event in Long Beach, CA with more than 100 members of our military community.
Under long-term commercial agreements announced in 2016, Atlas Air Worldwide’s airline subsidiary, Atlas Air, Inc., operates the aircraft for Amazon on a CMI (crew, maintenance and insurance) basis and its leasing unit, Titan Aviation, dry leases the aircraft to Amazon.