Amazon has been awarded an experimental airworthiness certificate to use drones, according to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.
The approval will allow the company to conduct research, development and crew training for deliveries called Amazon Prime Air.
Under the contract, Amazon’s logistics unit will be allowed to use drones for research, development and crew training.
All flight operations of unmanned aircraft must be conducted at 400 feet or below during daylight hours.
The drone must remain within the line-of-sight of the pilot, who must have at least a private pilot’s certificate.
As part of the agreement with the FAA, Amazon must provide monthly data to the FAA, such as the number of flights conducted and whether there were unusual hardware or software malfunctions.