Amazon gets FAA approval for drone delivery trials

U.S. regulatory approval for UAV delivery tests brings Amazon Prime Air closer to goal of delivery times under 30 minutes said Monday its drone-based delivery service has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows the company to start testing commercial deliveries with its UAV fleet.

Amazon Prime Air is the company's special service delivering packages in 30 minutes or less, reports Reuters:

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

"Amazon says it is still testing drones, and doesn't say when it expects to begin making deliveries to shoppers by air," reports AP.