In December 2016, Amazon completed its first fully autonomous Prime Air Delivery. There was no human pilot and the process took just 13 minutes from order click to delivery. In August 2020, Amazon received a Part 135 Air Carrier Certificate from the United States Federal Aviation Administration.

Amazon Prime Air is a service that will deliver packages up to five pounds in 30 minutes or less using small drones. 

Amazon is testing many different vehicle designs and delivery mechanisms to discover how best to deliver packages in a variety of operating environments. 

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