Around December, Amazon announced plans of developing a new service called Amazon Prime Air.
Amazon’s goal was to create a new delivery system that would allow Amazon Prime members to select options like “30 minute delivery”. Upon placing the order, a drone would pick up the package and fly it right to your doorstep. Sounds like a cool idea, doesn’t it?Unfortunately, Amazon’s plans to start delivering via drone have been shot down by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The FAA’s rejection prevents Amazon from utilizing a drone service for direct deliveries. The FAA went on to explain that it will nothesitate to take legal action against the company if they attempt to make deliveries by drone.
An infographic was produced by the FAA to lay out the DO’s and DON’T’s of flying a model aircraft.
As you can probably tell, Amazon Prime Air drones meet a lot of the “DON’T” criteria. As it stands, it seems the FAA is going to prevent Prime Air from ever becoming a legitimate business. Props to Amazon, though, for laying out the foundation for what could one day become the standard delivery option for online purchases.(Source: www.TechnoBuffalo.com)
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