Amazon Testing Drone Delivery

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announces that the online retail giant is testing a new means of delivery: drones.

    Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, is testing drones for its holiday deliveries.  With the name Octocopters, they might not sound very Christmas-y but the company says Santa’s new little helpers could deliver packages weighing up to 2.3kg to customers within 30 minutes of putting in the order.  That’s faster than takeout!  Amazon just makes it too easy.  But don’t expect to hear the buzz of the Octocopter while you’re all snug in your bed this Christmas.  Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says it could take up to five years for the service to get underway.  The US Federal Aviation Administration has to sign off and they haven’t done so yet.  The service will be called Prime Air and Bezos says it might look like science fiction but it’s not!