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Amazon gets FAA approval to expand drone deliveries

Posted on AllSides May 30th, 2024
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Amazon Prime Air's next-generation delivery drone, the MK30, will debut in Phoenix later this year. Photo courtesy of Amazon The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized Amazon's delivery drones to fly longer distances without visual spotters, a key hurdle that will allow the retailer to expand its fledgling Prime Air service. Why it matters: Amazon's goal is to deliver 500 million packages a year by drone by 2029. But first, it had to satisfy government regulators that it could fly safely in increasingly crowded skies. Zoom in: The company said it...

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