Amazon Drone Delivery Service Jeff Bezos Drones Testing Future Of Package Delivery. Amazon offering delivery on Sunday was only the beginning.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos revealed the giant online store is developing a drone-based delivery service called Prime Air. According to Bezos, Prime Air would be able to get customers their products only a half-hour after they click the “buy” button. His “optimistic” estimate to was that Prime Air will be available to customers within 4 to 5 years.
The secret project being part of Amazon’s busy R&D department. The drones will be capable of delivering items up to 5 pounds in weight, which Bezos said account for 86 percent of the items that Amazon delivers. Individual items will be flown from one of the company’s 96 mind-bogglingly massive warehouses, also known as “fulfillment centers.”
Prime Air is still in the testing stages and Amazon is getting FAA approval before Prime Air fleet will be able take flight.