Amazon Moves a Step Closer to Drone Delivery


It’s a bird, it’s a plane! Nope, it is a package on its way to being delivered to your doorstep. Tech giant Amazon recently gained the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to be able to deliver some of its packages via drones. This is the most recent development from the Seattle based company to deliver packages within a half hour or less to its customers.

The FAA gave Amazon a Part 135 air carrier certificate so that it can eventually deploy its Prime Air drones in what will be a strange blend of technology, transit, and something that might resemble a scene out of a futuristic science fiction film. Amazon has yet to give a date as to when the drones will begin to deliver packages, but this was indeed a crucial step in the process. During the process, the company needed to give the FAA proof that it could safely operate the drones as well as demonstrate it. In a sense, this was a sort of driver’s test for Amazon to prove it could safely navigate its drones.

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