Amazon Seeks FAA Permission to Test Drones

The company sent a formal request to take its fleet of delivery drones on test runs in the Seattle area.
0:54 | 07/11/14

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Future drug delivery is right around the corner but if you broke bombs or you -- -- -- some turbulence might be prevented from arriving on time at our doorsteps. Just last year Amazon announced its plan to use drugs to deliver packages within a half hour after you place your order. But before this innovative vision can become a reality the Internet retailer has clear regulatory hurdles Amazon wrote a letter to the FAA asking for permission. To conduct extensive testing with these drones on company property under the control of the licensed pilot or someone certified with FAA training for its. The -- so far has only been able to test Amazon's prime air fleet that company so far. -- only been able to test Amazon's prime air fleet vehicles in doors and in other countries all because FAA rules limit commercial use.

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