Since the past few years, we’ve seen an immense amount of development in drone technology. Now, these flying machines can disinfect areas, fight locusts, and, most significantly , deliver all types of things like medicines and even pizzas from one point to a different . Amazon’s Prime Air is one among the projects of the corporate that’s performing on making product deliveries using drones. And recently, the FAA certified the corporate to officially start testing commercial deliveries within the US.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently gave Amazon Prime Air the title of “air carrier” which allows the corporate to start out testing drones for commercial deliveries under an attempt program, reports Bloomberg.
Before honoring the corporate with the title, the FAA being the regulator of the highly-controlled aviation sector sure did perform tests to see the security of this autonomous drone delivery system. However, Amazon did a reasonably good job and convinced the govt organization that they’re now truly capable of handling things .
“This certification is a crucial breakthrough for Prime Air and indicates the FAA’s confidence in Amazon’s operating and safety procedures for an autonomous drone delivery service which will at some point deliver packages to our customers round the world,” said Amazon VP who leads the Prime Air Project, David Carbon during a statement.
Amazon isn’t the sole company that got approval from the FAA. we’ve seen the organization approve the drone firm, Zipline to use drones for delivering medicines and PPE kits to hospitals in North Carolina. In India also, we recently saw Swiggy, Dunzo, and Zomato get approval from the govt to start out testing drone deliveries.
Now, for the delivery drones, Amazon says that they’re going to be using the advanced hybrid drones which the corporate unveiled back in 2019. These Next-Gen Prime Air drones were specifically made for deliveries. And now, if you’re living somewhere within the Northwest or near the Vancouver area, you would possibly see a number of these flying around in your neighborhood with Amazon-branded boxes.