New Pilots

Amazon in talks to lease Boeing jets

2015 12 23 Inc is negotiating to lease 20 Boeing Co 767 jets to start its own air-delivery service next month, seeking to avoid delays from third-party carriers.

Amazon has approached several cargo-aircraft lessors to line up the planes, according to a senior aircraft-leasing company executive familiar with matter. 

The ecommerce giant has had talks with Air Transport Services Group (ATSG), Atlas Air and Kalitta Air.

Amazon expects to go beyond its Wilmington, Ohio trial run, being operated by ATSG, and start a larger air-cargo operation by the end of January.