There are a growing number of recent comments from NASA officials and government notices that point to NASA plans for a piloted experimental X-plane to validate Boeing’s transonic truss-braced wing (TTBW) design as the possible template for a future smaller single-aisle. Boeing hasn’t decided on a path for its own development future, but the Biden budget priorities begin to put the U.S. government’s finger on the scale as a national stakeholder in the plane maker’s success or failure.
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Amazon is a retail company at its core, its logistics operations are in service to that end. For Amazon to directly fight FedEx and UPS, it risks doing so at the detriment of its own operations. As Amazon Air grows, its rise is not strictly zero-sum and FedEx and UPS benefit from the expanding marketplace.
Breeze Airways is on the verge of reality. The nascent airline is readying its route structure and going through its proving runs with the Federal Aviation Administration. The plan to find a new U.S. home for Azul’s sunsetting E190s predates COVID-19, but David Neeleman finds himself with inexpensive aircraft and a shifting lessor business model made for crisis.
UPS and FedEx are built around delivering overnight to anywhere. That's not Amazon's game, but the company is building an empire in the sky.