PYMNTS.com May 30, 2024

Amazon Prime Air has been granted approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to expand its drone delivery operations.

This approval allows Prime Air to scale its operations to more locations in the United States, bringing the company closer to its goal of delivering packages to customers in 30 minutes or less using highly autonomous drones, the company said in a Thursday (May 30) press release.

The FAA requires commercial drone operators to maintain a line of sight to their drones until a technology is approved that enables drones to fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) — a term that refers to the ability to fly a drone where the remote pilot cannot directly see it with their own...

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