Amazon adds Arizona to drone delivery programme and tests new UAS

Online retail giant Amazon is adding a new location and entering into the next stage of its drone delivery programme. Later this year, drone deliveries will commence in the West Valley of the Phoenix Metro Area in Arizona.

With this new location, drones will deploy from facilities next to Amazon’s Same-Day Delivery site in Tolleson. The company is currently working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and local officials in Tolleson to obtain all necessary permissions to conduct these deliveries. 

Amazon has also made the decision to close the drone delivery site in Lockeford, California but will continue the programme in College Station, Texas and will open further US. locations in 2025.

The company  is currently conducting flight tests for its new MK30 drone. This new drone is designed to deliver packages to customers with smaller gardens and in more densely populated suburban areas. The MK30 is quieter and can fly twice as far as Amazon’s current drone. While the current drone flies during clear weather, the new MK30 can operate in more diverse weather conditions, including light rain.

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