July 11, 2014
It would be the first step to expand the development of Amazon Prime Air, the home delivery service using drones for products purchased on Amazon.
The FAA allows exemptions from the requirement that test flights take place at its own facilities, and it is in cases in which the petitioning entity reliably demonstrates that said external tests are beneficial to the public and also do not affect safety in air traffic as well as the inhabitants of the surrounding area.
From Amazon, the public interest is affirmed since these tests outside the sites authorized by the FAA would lead to the advancement of allowing the commercial use of small unmanned flying devices so that they can be implemented quickly and safely in the United States of America .
Amazon also recalls the progress they have been able to make on the issue of parcel delivery drones since they are already working on the eighth and ninth generations, these gadgets being already capable of flying at speeds of up to 75 km / h while carrying packages. weighing up to 2.5 kilos, which allows the shipment of up to 86% of the products sold by Amazon.
via Amazon is serious about drones and requests tests outside the test areas | The Inquirer ES.
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