In a bid to deliver small packages to its customers in less than 30 minutes, the world’s largest online retailer Amazon has formally asked the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for permission to test its drone service. In its petition to the FAA, Seattle-based Amazon said its Amazon Prime Air service will be able to deliver two-three kg items to its customers via drones that can travel at 80km per hour. Also Read - Redmi Note 10S with Rs 1,000 discount on Amazon sale: Check offer details, new price
“We believe customers will love Amazon Prime Air. We are committed to making Prime Air available to customers world-wide as soon as we are permitted to do so,” Paul Misener, Amazon’s vice president of global public policy, said in the request to FAA. Also Read - OnePlus Nord CE 5G, OnePlus TV U1S launch in India today: Event time, how to watch the event
“One day, seeing Amazon Prime Air will be as normal as seeing mail trucks on the road today,” he added.
The service would cover 86 percent of Amazon products. The FAA allows the recreational use of drones but prohibits their commercial use without its approval. In its request, Amazon said it would limit its use of drones to “a confined area over isolated Amazon private property.” Also Read - Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is going to space next month with his brother Mark