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Jerusalem - Amazon's Fleet Expansion A Boost For Israel Aerospace

Published on: July 8, 2019 08:00 PM
By: Reuters
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Labourers work on a passenger plane as they convert it into a cargo plane at Israel Aerospace Industries site in Ben Gurion International Airport, Lod, Israel July 3, 2019. REUTERS/Amir CohenLabourers work on a passenger plane as they convert it into a cargo plane at Israel Aerospace Industries site in Ben Gurion International Airport, Lod, Israel July 3, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Jerusalem - Amazon’s aircraft fleet expansion is proving a boon for Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).

IAI, which also produces drones and satellites, has emerged since 2015 as the leader in converting Amazon’s growing fleet of Boeing 767 aircraft.

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IAI workers, pictured above, have converted about 80% of Amazon’s fleet of around 40 aircraft from passenger to cargo use, according to the state-run company.

“We dismantle every part of the aircraft and rebuild as a cargo aircraft,” Yosef Melamed, general manager of IAI’s Aviation Group, told Reuters, noting workers seal off windows, rebuild cockpits and install larger doors.

Amazon says it expects to have a fleet of 70 aircraft by 2021.



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 Jul 09, 2019 at 09:34 AM Meloah Says:

That is amazing that Israel is leading in this field, among so many more powerful competitors, whose main business is building airplanes from scratch.

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