CNBC May 30, 2024
Annie Palmer

Key Points

– Amazon cleared a key regulatory hurdle that will enable it to expand drone deliveries.

– The FAA has allowed Amazon to fly drones out of sight of a ground spotter, enabling it to fly farther distances.

– Amazon’s drone program, called Prime Air, has struggled to get off the ground since Jeff Bezos first laid out his vision for the service more than a decade ago.

Amazon said Thursday it has received federal approval to fly its delivery drones longer distances without the need for ground spotters, clearing a key regulatory hurdle and opening the door for the company to scale the service to more parts of the U.S.

Previously, Amazon was required to fly its drones...

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