Amazon Conducts First Commercial Drone Delivery

Amazon.com Inc.’s drone delivery program has liftoff—from a rural corner of England. Amazon last week made its first customer delivery by drone, carrying a package containing popcorn and a Fire TV video-streaming device several miles to a two-story farmhouse near Cambridge, U.K., in 13 minutes. A video the company released Wednesday shows a track the drone used to launch, a platform from which employees monitored takeoff, and a landing pad on the customer’s lawn. The delivery marks the start of operations for Amazon’s drone program after three years of skepticism and regulatory hurdles. Prime Air, as the initiative is known, aims to get packages to customers within 30 minutes.”

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