Amazon CEO experimenting with drone delivery service

Jeff Bezos said on "60 Minutes" Sunday that Amazon may have drone delivery in the air within five years

By Sean Welsh

The Baltimore Sun

9:43 PM EST, December 1, 2013


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said in a "60 Minutes" interview Sunday night that the online retail giant is experimenting with a drone-based delivery service called "Prime Air," which would drop packages on a customer's doorstep within 30 minutes.

Without the middle man.

The project, still in a testing phase, could take flight within four or five years, Bezos said.

The announcement came during an in-depth profile of Bezos, after a surprise announcement had been teased earlier in the day.