US: FAA drone rules affect Amazon's plans for air delivery service

  • Draft rules of the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) for using drones do not allow Amazon to start its air delivery service.

    According to the rules, pilots need to remain within the eyesight of their drones. The FAA would, however, consider a second line of sight in certain cases. Also, pilots operating drones have to be FAA certified.  

    Stressing its  commitment to its air delivery plans, Amazon said that it was “prepared to deploy” drones where “regulatory support” was available. 

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