Online retailer Amazon will use its own aircraft Boeing 767-300 to accelerate the delivery of goods. This was reported on the website of the company.
On Friday, August 5, the company introduced the first aircraft, named “Amazon One”. “The creation of the air transportation system will help us to increase the speed of delivery of goods to our major customers,” says senior Vice President of worldwide operations Dave Clark.
The aircraft will be used to reduce the speed of delivery of goods of 1-2 days. According to Clark, the creation of the air transport network will allow the company to reduce prices for goods. To cope with growing sales and increase the number of Prime customers in the future, Amazon plans to increase the number of aircraft to 40, he said.
In November 2015 Amazon introduced its Prime Air drone to deliver goods directly to the buyer, wrote The Wall Street Journal. The flight range of the drone is about 24 km, it can rise to a height of 122 m.
In late July, the Corporation published a report on the results of the first six months of 2016. Net profit (RAS) online-retailer for the period increased 39-fold to $1.37 billion the company expects that third quarter sales would rise.