The Federal Aviation Administration has give approval to Amazon to begin the delivery of packages from the sky in the United States. The FAA clearance means Amazon can now its drone delivery fleet of Prime Air. Amazon becomes the second company to receive FAA’s nod to start deliveries via drone in the country. Alphabet linked Wing was the first company to have FAA approval. The clearance by the government is a milestone for the company as it seeks to expand its unmanned package delivery network. The certification for Jeff Bezos’s company comes under Part 135 of FAA regulations. The FAA governs all aviation activities in the United States.
The latest certification means Amazon can carry goods on small drones for delivery. The company said that it will soon utilize the FAA’s approval to begin testing customer deliveries. Amazon claimed that its drone delivery operations are completely efficient and safe. The Washington based company said it has submitted evidence with the FAA to back its claim. The company said it went through rigorous training before seeking FAA’s nod. The company said that it has also demonstrated its fleet technology before FAA inspectors. Amazon in a statement thanked the FAA for showing confidence in its new technology. Prime Air’s VP David Carbon exuded confidence that the company will one day deliver packages to customers using its drone fleet around the world.
David added that the company wants the world to realize its 30 minutes delivery vision. Amazon had in 2013 began testing drones. The company claims to invest billions of dollars to accomplish its vision of delivery at the doorsteps of customers in 30 minutes. The proposal before the FAA was moved in August 2019. It said that drones will drop packages in areas with a low population. The packages, it said, will weigh less than 5 pounds. Apart from Amazon, Wing is the only company that has FAA permission for drone delivery. Wing is a subsidiary of Alphabet. The company was granted permission last April for commercial deliveries in the country.