Amazon Moves A Step Closer To Delivery By Drone
For more than a decade, futurists have been talking about the day when drones will be used to deliver everything from packages to Pizzas. If you've been following the trends, you know that at least one major pizza chain has already begun experimenting with drone-based delivery. Now, Amazon's Prime Air drone delivery system has earned a critical FAA certification, which will allow it to begin testing customer drone deliveries in selected areas.
The simple truth is that Amazon is late to the party. Google's parent company Alphabet has a subsidiary called Wing that's already testing drone delivery, as is UPS. In other words, the future is here.
In Amazon's case, the certification in question is the FAA Part 135 cert, which allows operators to fly their drones out of direct line of sight.