Amazon’s delivery drones aren’t (much), due to FAA r pinches
Despite recurring announcements with significant fanfare at various stages of the service’s very long awaited rollout, it appears Amazon drones aren’t actually delivering much – or often – in the two communities where they were finally put into operation last December.
A pair of media reports say the Amazon delivery drone program – first initiated in 2013 and ultimately launched in late December – has flown less than ten missions to customers in just over a month. Articles by The Information and Business Insider say company UAVs came out the aerial gate limping due to a number of handicaps, including Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight rules that have left operators hamstrung.
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The result, according to The Information, is Amazon drones have made as few as five deliveries in the company’s College Station, TX location, and perhaps two in Lockeford,…