Amazon is a potential
customer, says Textron aviation chief
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[November 28, 2017]
(Reuters) - Textron Inc
sees Amazon.com Inc as a potential customer, the head of
the company's aviation business told CNBC on Tuesday,
given the increased need for freight and transport with
a booming ecommerce industry.
An Amazon.com Inc driver stands next to an Amazon
delivery truck in Los Angeles, California, U.S. on May
21, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo
"We see the whole freight industry as something that is going to
double in the next 15 years, so we are investing in that
market," Textron aviation chief executive, Scott Ernest, said.
Textron makes the Beechcraft and Cessna jets and services the
Hawker brand of business jets.
Logistics companies have seen a surge in ecommerce packages over
the last decade, especially during the holiday season.
FedEx Corp on Tuesday agreed to buy some of Textron's
newly-launched Cessna SkyCourier 408.
(Reporting by Arunima Banerjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio
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