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Amazon receives U.S. regulatory approval to start drone delivery trials

The company joins Alphabet's unit Wing and United Parcel Service to receive FAA approval for drone delivery

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Amazon.com‘s drone service has received federal approval that will allow the company to begin testing commercial deliveries through its drone fleet, the e-commerce giant said on Monday.

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Amazon Prime Air, the company’s special service delivering packages in 30 minutes or less, has been approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test delivering orders using autonomous drones.

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The company joins Alphabet’s unit Wing and United Parcel Service to receive FAA approval for drone delivery, while other smaller companies are still seeking approval.

In Latin America, earlier this month, the Brazilian leading delivery app iFood received a similar authorization by the country’s regulatory agency.

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