amazon has received authorization from the federal aviation administration (FAA) to begin using its prime air drone fleet to deliver packages to customers. ‘this certification is an important step forward for prime air and indicates the FAA’s confidence in amazon’s operating and safety procedures for an autonomous drone delivery service that will one day deliver packages to our customers around the world,’ said david carbon, amazon’s vice president of prime air.




through its prime air program, amazon aims to safely deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using unmanned aerial vehicles. the certification, although allowing the e-commerce company to take a step towards this goal, doesn’t mean that it will start delivering packages immediately. in reality, it indicates that the company has passed the FAA requirements in terms of safety procedures. this means that amazon will now be able to start testing and scaling the system for delivering lightweight packages.

amazon gets approval to deliver packages by drone



‘we will continue to develop and refine our technology to fully integrate delivery 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 concludes.



project info:


name: amazon drone delivery

status: FAA approved 

date: august 31, 2020