Amazon plans for giant delivery “mother ships”
Amazon has interests in many sectors but their latest move seems to be leading to a total dominance of the skies.
Amazon had filed for a patent in the US in which Amazon describes their AFC’s, “airborne fulfilment centres’. The AFC’s are noted as being giant airships which hover at high altitudes. From these airships, drones will be dispatched to deliver goods at times of high demand.
Though there are many in the ecommerce industry that will dismiss the practicality of commercial fulfilment drones, it seems that Amazon is not taking the concept as lightly as others.
The document further suggests that in some instances, the airships could be moved close to sporting arenas or festival sites to sell merchandise.
If you want to see more on Amazon’s current air delivery program, Air Prime then it is definitely worth visiting their dedicated page which can be found here.