On Thursday, Amazon Launched Amazon Prime Air cargo plane. Amazon revealed its first branded cargo plane, the Amazon One, at Seattle’s SeaFair Air Show.
It is a Boeing 767-300 operated by Atlas Air. They are an existing provider of air cargo services for Amazon.com.
“Creating an air transportation network is expanding our capacity to ensure great delivery speeds for our Prime members for years to come.” Said Amazon worldwide operations senior vice president Dave Clark in a statement.
“I cannot imagine a better way to celebrate the inaugural flight than in our hometown at Seafair alongside Amazon employees and Seattle residents.”
How Amazon Prime Air will work
Amazon Prime Air is a future service. It will deliver packages up to five pounds in 30 minutes or less using small drones. Flying under 400 feet and weighing less than 55 pounds, Prime Air vehicles will take advantage of sophisticated “sense and avoid” technology, as well as a high degree of automation, to safely operate beyond the line of sight to distances of 10 miles or more.
Well, Amazon Prime Air is not the only thing. Amazon is putting lots of efforts to improve delivery. These efforts include the addition of 4,000 trailers to its fleet of delivery trucks. Also, the launch of Flex, a mobile app to let vetted freelance drivers start using their own vehicles to make Amazon.com deliveries. Also, they launched Amazon Prime in India last month for the first time.
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