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Amazon drones to fly in to metro Phoenix later in 2024

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By Dewey Olson - - 5 Mins Read
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Do you know those futuristic delivery drones Amazon has been working on? They're finally taking flight and heading straight for the Phoenix metro area later this year!

So, where exactly are these high-tech birds going to be nesting? Tolleson, that's where!

This little suburban city just west of Phoenix will become the home base for Amazon's drone delivery operations.

Can you imagine tiny unmanned aircraft zipping through the skies, dropping off packages right at your doorstep? Wild, right?

Zoe Gisela Richmond from Amazon dropped an interesting tidbit - this is the first time they're integrating the drones directly into an existing Amazon facility.

The drones will be housed at their same-day delivery centre in Tolleson, which opened up back in 2022.


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Mayor Juan F. Rodriguez is totally stoked about this partnership, saying it's not just about delivering goods but delivering opportunities and growth for the whole community.

Tiffany Rivas, Tolleson's Assistant Director of Development Services, echoed those sentiments. “She told me they've developed an awesome relationship with the Amazon team and can't wait to see this take off (pun totally intended) for the benefit of all Arizonans”.

What to Expect

Okay, so let's get to the juicy details - what can you actually expect from these drone deliveries?

For starters, fast service. We're talking packages under 5 pounds arriving at your doorstep in under an hour! How insane is that?

These drones won't be a nuisance buzzing around at all hours. Amazon assured us they're only making daytime deliveries, so you can sleep peacefully at night—no drone invasions while you're snoozing.


Amazon's drone delivery program has faced some challenges in its implementation. However, the company is determined to make it work and has been working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration to obtain all the necessary approvals.

One of the main concerns for Amazon is to ensure safe operations around the nearby Luke Air Force Base located in Glendale, Arizona.

Nevertheless, with its innovative approach and experience in the field, Amazon has already successfully launched its drone delivery service in cities like College Station, Texas, and Lockeford, California.

At the end of the day, what Amazon is doing here is truly groundbreaking stuff.

We're witnessing the future unfold right before our eyes; keep your eyes on the skies. Those buzzing sounds you hear might be your latest Amazon purchase being hand-delivered (drone-delivered?) to your front porch.