Will Amazon’s Transportation Fleet Bring Down Hammer On FedEx, UPS?

It’s an ambitious plan by Amazon (AMZN), to procure a fleet of 40 airline freighters and lessen its dependence on FedEx (FDX) and United Parcel Service (UPS).

The 40 aircraft that Amazon plans to have fully operational by 2018 will enable it to bring as much as 30% of its current delivery volume in-house, according to a research report Monday by Moody’s Investors Service analyst Jonathan Root.

In terms of short- and medium-haul aircraft, Amazon’s fleet would be 21% the size of UPS’...

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