Amazon Lays Off Staff At Prime Air Drone Project

E-commerce giant has laid off dozens of staff working on the e-commerce giant's delivery drone project as part of a reorganization of the team.

The company had laid off R&D and manufacturing staff from Amazon Prime Air project and had reached tentative deals with two external manufacturers Austria's FACC Aerospace and Spain's Aernnova Aerospace to build components for its long-awaited drone.

Amazon plans to use electric drones to deliver packages weighing up to five pounds in under 30 minutes. The service has been in the works since 2013.

“As part of our regular business operations, we are reorganizing one small team within our larger Prime Air organization to allow us to best align with the needs of our customers and the business," Kristen Kish Amazon Spokesperson said in a statement

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