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Amazon to Add Drone Delivery for College Station, Texas

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July 15, 2022

Amazon has announced the second U.S. city location for its Prime Air drone delivery service, picking College Station, Texas (home to Texas A&M University). This follows last month’s announcement of drone delivery services to residents in Lockeford, Calif.

In a blog post, Amazon said customers in College Station can begin receiving drone deliveries later this year.

“We are impressed with so many aspects of College Station,” Amazon said. “The innovative research conducted by Texas A&M University, the small-town feel, and the sense of community that is clear from the minute you arrive in town all make it a very special place.”

Amazon said the expansion of its service is made possible by its years of testing, innovation, and invention from its team of scientists, engineers, aerospace professionals, and futurists working on the Prime Air service.

“Being one of the first drone delivery locations for Amazon puts College Station at the forefront of this exciting technology,” said John Sharp, chancellor of the Texas A&M University System. “What happens here will help advance drone delivery for the rest of the country and perhaps the rest of the world. We welcome Amazon to our community and stand ready to assist however we can.”

The global drone package delivery market is expected to be a $31.2 billion market by 2028, according to Fortune Business Insights. For more details on Amazon Air, visit this website.


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