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Amazon shows off hybrid drone prototype for Amazon Prime Air service

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    Amazon showed off its new prototype drone to be used in Amazon’s future Prime Air service which will deliver packages up to five pounds in the time it takes to get a pizza delivered, “in 30 minutes or less.”

    Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson said in the Amazon Prime Air video that eventually there will be a “whole family of Amazon drones, different designs for different environments.”

    That won’t happen until Amazon has FAA approval as the company explained in several of its FAQs such as “We will deploy when and where we have the regulatory support needed to safely realize our vision.” Amazon added, “We will not launch Prime Air until we are able to demonstrate safe operations.” The company believes, “airspace is safest when small drones are separated from most manned aircraft traffic, and where airspace access is determined by capabilities.”

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