FAA Moves Toward Certifying Specific Drones for Package Deliveries

Agency’s plan boosts efforts by Amazon and others to accelerate delivery to consumers by air

Alphabet's Project Wing is delivering hot coffee and food, hardware supplies and drugstore items via drone near Australia’s capital. Some residents say it’s the future, while others want the drones to shut up. (Originally published Dec. 26, 2018)

28365365体育投注U.S. aviation regulators plan to craft new safety standards for specific unmanned-aircraft models, the biggest step yet toward eventually authorizing widespread delivery of packages by drones.

28365365体育投注The Federal Aviation Administration’s proposal, disclosed on Monday in a Federal Register filing, is couched in dry bureaucratic language but amounts to a major policy and regulatory win for Amazon.com Inc. and other companies seeking to gain approval for various types of drones for small-package delivery fleets.