Layoffs, Drone Crash, Airbus’ Zephyr Project
This week in Drone News, we have three stories for you. Amazon and other Drone Companies are laying off employees. This is sad news, a follow-up on a crash that happened between a drone and a Cessna 172. There’s more information that came out, and Airbus is looking for partners on the Zephyr project. We talked about that in the past as well. So let’s get to it.
Lay-offs at Amazon Prime Air
Your first story this week is not a great one. Unfortunately, we’ve seen at least four companies in the last few weeks that have initiated layoffs, including Amazon American Robotics, DroneUp, and also Inspired Flight. Of these, both Amazon and American Robotics have actually laid off over half of their workforce, Amazon letting go 80% and American Robotics reducing by 60%.
Now, I do want to mention that this is not all of Amazon, even though all of Amazon was hit with layoffs. That 80% is in the drone branch, Amazon…