Amazon achieved what many qualified as mere promotion; make a delivery of a package by using a drone. And it does through its Amazon Prime Air service that allows deliveries of packages with a maximum weight of 2.6 kilos at a maximum distance of 25 kilometers. The first package contained an Amazon Fire TV Stick (a video player which is connects to the TV) and a bag of popcorn. Very appropriate combination.
While it is true that the Amazon project will not be viable in most cities, it is a step. They face legal restrictions that prevent this type of aircraft flying over populated areas, or afford require a pilot with constant visibility with the drone. Amazon Prime Air is designed for rural areas, where small distribution centers will have several drones delivering packages to customers with Prime subscription. Read the full story »