Amazon delivery drone tests approved by FAA
March 20, 2015 By Thomson Reuters
March 20, 2015, Washington, D.C. - Amazon.com Inc has won U.S. federal regulators' approval to test a delivery drone outdoors, as the e-commerce giant pursues its vision of speeding packages to customers through the air, while facing public concern over safety and privacy.
The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it had issued an
experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon unit and its
prototype drone design, allowing it to conduct test flights over
private, rural land in Washington state.
The FAA also granted Amazon an exemption from general flight
restrictions on drones, or small unmanned aircraft, similar to
exemptions granted to more than two dozen companies in the past year. | READ MORE