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Amazon wins a patent for flying the warehouse in the US, announced plans for an “airborne fulfillment center” (AFC). Amazon will fly a warehouse at an altitude of around 45,000 feet that would act as a Launchpad for drones, with an aim to deliver consignments.

Amazons future project working strategy

Amazons Future Project Working Strategy

Amazons future project working strategy

About Plans

  • The airship will be stocked with lots of products and would float at an altitude of around 45,000 feet.
  • When a customer places an order, a drone or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) will fly down and deliver the parcels.
  • The process would require little power as the drone would be gliding down rather than having to take off and land.
  • It will describe as ‘airborne fulfilment centers’; the airships will hover over cities.
  • Smaller airships may be used to replenish the airships with inventory.
  • It could fly above a football game loaded with snacks for spectators.
  • A fleet of Amazon’s drones could then be released to make deliveries.
  • Amazon successfully trialed it’s first delivery by drone in the UK earlier this month and is pushing ahead with plans to make this widely available.
Amazons future project distributing parcels strategy

Amazons Future Project Distributing Parcels Strategy

Amazons future project distributing parcels strategy

Flying Delivery Drones

Flying Delivery Drones

Flying Delivery Drones

Features Be Added to Drones

  • The drones would be able to communicate with each other via a mesh network to give information such as weather and route.
  • The blimp would remain in the air and be refueled and replenished using a shuttle.
  • Could make for delivery times as low as 30 minutes.
  • It can carry packages of up to five pounds for round trips as long as 10 miles.
Features be added to Drones

Features Be Added to Drones

Features be added to Drones

- Published/Last Modified on: January 2, 2017

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