On Monday local time, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced the designation of Amazon's Prime Air as
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FAA confirmed that the agency has approved amazon's request and said in a statement that it is working to support the expanding innovation in the drone field while ensuring the safe operation of the device.
Amazon has joined Google's parent company alphabet's wing and United Parcel Service (UPS), which have been approved by the FAA to operate drone delivery under federal regulations governing charter operators and small airlines.
Amazon said it would start delivering tests, but declined to say when. Amazon operates several test sites in the northwestern United States and nearby Vancouver, where it has previously made pilot deliveries in the UK. The approval comes as Amazon's business surged during the new crown outbreak as consumers switch from traditional stores to online shopping.
Amazon and other companies hoping to revolutionize the retail industry with drones have made significant progress in recent years. They invented new equipment and demonstrated technology, at least in a limited range, that these drones can fly relatively long distances and have the payload capacity needed to carry packages.
Amazon launched the mk27 last year with a hexagonal frame that can take off and land like a helicopter. After liftoff, it tilts and flies like an airplane to improve efficiency. The drone carries multiple sensors and computing systems designed to enable it to be delivered to the door without hitting wires or posing a risk to people or pets.