Amazon Drone Delivery
Amazon is investigating starting trials of its drone delivery service in the UK because regulations in the US are too onerous.
The online retailing giant approached the Government about test flights of its Prime Air service which plans to use small unmanned aircraft to get purchases into customers’ hands in 30 minutes or less. Robert Goodwill, transport minister, said he had met with the US company about test flights of the system.
Speaking at a motor industry conference, Mr Goodwill said: “Amazon came to see me to ask about starting drone trials in the UK because regulations in the US were too restrictive. “So much for the land of the free.”