Amazon.com Inc outsources manufacturing of delivery drone project, cuts jobs

On Thursday, in a report the Financial Times stated, Amazon.com Inc has cut off dozens of R&D and manufacturing staff from its delivery drone project, Amazon Prime Air.

Amazon has tentative reached manufacturing deals with two external manufacturers to build components for its long-awaited drone said the report while adding that more deals with third parties could be finalised soon.

The terms of the agreements with Austria’s FACC Aerospace and Spain’s Aernnova Aerospace are still being finalised, said the report citing an anonymous source familiar with Amazon’s plans.

Neither Amazon, the FACC, nor Aernnova immediately responded to requests for comments.

Earlier this year in June, Jeff Wilke, the CEO of Amazon’s worldwide consumer business, had said drone deliveries will begin “in months”.

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