Amazon gets FAA approval to test US Prime Air delivery drones

Amazon receives FAA approval to test its fleet of Prime Air delivery drones in the US that will drop-off packages five pounds or less in low populated areas Amazon has won approval from the FAA to test its Prime Air drones in the US The service was revealed in 2013 that drops off goods in 30 minutes or less However, the firm was hit with hardware issues and safety regulations Amazon is set to rollout the trial in low populated US regions 

By Stacy Liberatore For Dailymail.com

Published: 18:56 BST, 31 August 2020 | Updated: 19:30 BST, 31 August 2020

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Amazon has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to operate its fleet of Prime Air drones in the US.

The company can now use unmanned aircraft systems to deliver goods ‘beyond the visual line of sight of the operator’ under a trial basis, CNBC reports.

Amazon began testing its delivery drones in 2013, but has stumbled getting the service off the ground due to hardware and safety issues.

The firm notes that it has since conducted a number of training deliveries and submitted evidence showing operations are safe to the public.

Drone deliveries will first rollout in low populated areas and will only drop-off packages weighing five pounds or less.

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Amazon has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to operate its fleet of Prime Air drones in the US. The company can now use unmanned aircraft systems to deliver goods ‘beyond the visual line of sight of the operator’ under a trial basis

Amazon first unveiled its plans for Prime Air drones seven years ago, aiming to deliver goods in 30 minutes or less.

CEO Jeff Bezos had aimed to launch the service within the next four to five years, but the firm was hit with a number of hurdles, such as hardware limitations and safety regulations.

After a few years of testing and producing evidence that its drone delivery operations had evolved, Amazon submitted another

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