Amazon Wins FAA Approval for Prime Air Drone Delivery Fleethttps://www.cnbc.com
Amazon received federal approval to operate its fleet of Prime Air delivery drones, the Federal Aviation Administration said Monday, a milestone that allows the company to expand unmanned package delivery.
Amazon began testing delivery drones in 2013, aiming to drop off packages at customers’ doorsteps in 30 minutes or less. In August 2019, the company submitted a petition for FAA approval of those plans. In its petition, Amazon said deliveries would occur in areas with low population density and packages would weigh 5 pounds or less.
Amazon joins UPS and Alphabet-owned Wing, who previously won FAA approval for their drone delivery operations.