After years of testing and regulatory hurdles, Amazon delivery drones are finally taking to the skies in Texas and California. Residents of Lockeford, CA, and College Station, TX, can now receive small airborne packages from the online retail giant.
We launched drone delivery to customers living in College Station, TX and Lockeford, CA on Thursday. Congrats to the Prime Air Team! Can’t wait to see what customers think of this new delivery method. #amazon #insideamazon #primeair @InsideAmazon pic.twitter.com/PKMP5EnUfV
— Eric Berlinberg (@ericberlinberg) December 24, 2022
The Federal Aviation Administration gave Amazon the green light to start delivering packages via drone back in August, paving the way for Amazon Prime Air to launch in the two cities this month. The drones can deliver parcels up to five pounds, which covers 85% of Amazon’s shipments.
When an Amazon Prime Air customer orders an airborne delivery, the company verifies that it can safely deliver the parcel and sends an estimated delivery time and tracking information. A drone will then fly to the designated delivery location, descend to a safe distance, drop the…
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