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Amazon makes first drone delivery

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

Retail giant Amazon.com has used drone for the first time to deliver a package to a customer's house in the U.K.’s countryside, 13 minutes after an order had been placed.

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

The delivery occurred December 7 near Cambridge in a zone that British aviation authorities have authorized for drone test flights, according to a tweet Wednesday by company Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos.

While the flight was conducted under British restrictions that for now prohibit such deliveries on a widespread basis, it marks a milestone in the race by companies to use unmanned vehicles to transform how customers buy and receive goods.

The company is beginning broader delivery trials in an attempt to gather safety data to justify expansion of the program.

The drone-delivery service available to customers who live within a few miles of a facility it built to test deliveries.
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