Amazon secures approval to commence drone delivery trials

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The FAA has awarded Amazon with certification to trial delivery by drone.

Despite the approval, Amazon has yet to confirm what the tests will consist of.

Last year, CDP reported on how Amazon had plans to get the drones operational “within months.”

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Despite this not being the case, the new approval will take Amazon one step closer to making the drone delivery a reality.

According to a recent news story from Sky News, Amazon says the drones will be piloted by on-board autonomous technologies so they can detect static obstacles like chimneys, as well as moving objects.

The FAA certification, first reported on by Bloomberg, has also been awarded to other companies which have expressed an interest in drone deliveries.

It explained how the regulations regarding the drone flights are stringent and adapted from laws covering use of airspace for passenger planes, although the drones themselves are unmanned.

Last year, CDP reported on the new patent design from Amazon focused on drone delivery.

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