Amazon makes first customer delivery with drone


Amazon’s first-ever drone delivery is in the books, CEO Jeff Bezos tweeted on Wednesday.

The drone service – called Amazon Prime Air – promises to safely get packages to customers in 30 minutes.

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Amazon delivers first package via drone in the U.K.

A fully autonomous drone flew 13 minutes to deliver the service’s first package, weighing 4.7 pounds, to a British man near Cambridge in the U.K.’s countryside. He ordered a Fire TV and a bag of popcorn.

Amazon, with drones, aims to make deliveries in 30 minutes or less. Packages must weigh five pounds or less and can only be delivered during the day and in clear weather. The Seattle-based company plans to expand the trial to hundreds of users.

The delivery comes after years of skepticism and airspace regulations.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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