Amazon says delivery drones will be ready when the FAA approves them

amazon-kent-fulfillment-02-dave-graybealRachel Lerman and Marcus R. Donner

Albany Business Review

It’s not exactly legal yet, but Amazon’s research and development team is still working “aggressively” on delivery drones, a company official said this week.

“The FAA is the biggest hurdle,” Dave Graybeal, a general manager at Amazon Fulfillment’s Dupont facility, said at a media event for a new distribution center in Kent, Washington.

Graybeal is optimistic Amazon will be ready to launch the Prime Air service when the Federal Aviation Administration approves drone use or legislation is passed to legalize it.

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