The American corporation Amazon received a Part 135 air carrier certificate from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), allowing the use of drones to deliver parcels. On Monday, August 31, Globalgistng reports.
In March this year, the program was headed by David Carbon, who previously worked at Boeing. He called the certification an important step.
“We will continue to develop and refine our technology to fully integrate drones into the airspace, and work closely with the FAA and other regulators around the world to realize our vision of 30-minute delivery,” Carbon said.
It is noted that Amazon has flown over 500 safe and efficient flights as part of its bid.
For the first time, the launch of a drone delivery program was 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 backdrop of the coronavirus pandemic.
On August 26, it became known that against the backdrop of the situation with COVID-19, the state of the head of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, reached a record $ 199.7 billion for him.