Amazon has received a Part 135 certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows the use of drones to deliver parcels. This was reported by CNN on Monday, August 31, CNN reported.
In March this year, the program was led by David Carbone, who previously worked at Boeing. He called certification an important step.
“We will continue to develop and improve our technology to fully integrate drones into airspace, and work closely with the FAA and other regulators around the world to realize our vision of 30-minute delivery,” Carbone said.
It is noted that Amazon has conducted more than 500 safe and efficient flights as part of its application.
The launch of the drone delivery program was first announced in December 2013, the newspaper writes. Three years later, the first such delivery was made in the UK.
Later, the development of the program was slowed down, but the initiative again became relevant against the background of the pandemic coronavirus.
On August 26, it became known that against the background of the situation with COVID-19, the fortune of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos reached a record of $199.7 billion.