According to media reports, Amazon has been authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to set up the drone delivery fleet to carry out product distribution. Thus, the company can start to test the distribution of UAV projects for commercial delivery based on the relevant test plan. Amazon is currently the third company to obtain the license after Google (GOOG.US) and United Parcel (UPS.US).
As early as the second quarter of 2020 results were announced, Alphabet said that they had started to provide services related to the library book project to students in Virginia through its Wing drone.
After the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States approved Amazon Prime Air to do drones delivery test, Prime Air said, “This certification is an important step forward for Prime Air, which shows the broad future of autonomous UAV delivery service. The company will work with the FAA and other global regulators to realize the vision of delivering goods to home within 30 minutes after customers complete the payment process. ”
Recently, Amazon has invested billions of dollars to improve the efficiency of logistics and distribution. At present, the average delivery time of Amazon has been shortened from two days to one day. Undoubtedly, the company’s next goal is to further reduce the delivery time to 30 minutes by relying on UAV distribution. It can be imagined that the FAA’s approval of Amazon’s Prime Air for commercial UAV distribution project is an important milestone for the company; Not only for Amazon, but the project will also be related to door-to-door delivery, logistics services, and human lifestyle information in the future.