NEW YORK (AP/PIX 11) — Amazon.com says it’s considering using drone aircraft for deliveries.
The online retailer made headlines after CEO Jeff Bezos announced Sunday that the company was exploring a drone-based delivery system for some shipments. The company is working on its Prime Air project in some of its research and development labs. The idea is that customers would be able to get purchases in less than 30 minutes.
The online retailer says it’s working on its Prime Air project in its research and development labs. It says the idea is that the delivery system would be able to get purchases to customers in less than 30 minutes through the use of the unmanned aircraft.
Amazon.com Inc. says it will take years to advance the needed technology and for the needed federal Aviation Administration rules and regulations to be created.
Amazon’s website says they hope the FAA’s rules will be in place as early as sometime in 2015.