FAA Allows Amazon to Test Prime Air Delivery Drones in US

April 11, 2015 1:09 PM

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11Drone delivery may be shaping up to be the next big thing, and it’s in part because federal regulators have just given Amazon the thumbs-up, allowing the retail giant to test its Prime Air delivery drones in America. This decision is expected to open things up for other companies to launch their own drone delivery services as well.

Earlier this week, the Federal Aviation Administration allowed Amazon to carry out research and development initiatives for its delivery drones, though some restrictions would still apply. According to the FAA, the drones cannot fly at speeds beyond 100 mph or heights above 400 feet. They also hav...

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