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英语新闻:亚马逊开启无人机快递时代?

2015-03-20    来源:网络    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

Amazon wins U.S. regulators' approval to test-fly drone
英语新闻:亚马逊开启无人机快递时代?


据路透社报道,美国联邦航空管理局(FAA)宣布批准亚马逊展开无人机快递测试服务。FAA表示,该机构已向亚马逊及其无人机原型设计颁发了一份实验性的适航证书(airworthiness certificate),允许其在华盛顿州的私人及农村地区进行测试飞行。

该适航证书适用于一种特殊的无人机设计,如果该无人机进行修改,亚马逊必须获得新的适航认证。作为回报,亚马逊必须向该监管机构提供月度飞行数据,并在400英尺(约合120米)以下高空及“视觉良好气象条件下”飞行。无人机操作员还必须拥有私人飞行员驾照并出具当前医学诊断书。

Amazon.com Inc has won U.S. federal regulators' approval to test a delivery drone, as the e-commerce giant pursues a vision of speeding packages to customers through the air amid public concern over the safety and privacy implications.

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it had issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon unit and its prototype drone design, allowing it to conduct outdoor test flights on private, rural land in Washington state.

The experimental certificate applies to a particular drone design and Amazon must obtain a new certification for test flights if it modifies the drone.

In return, the company must supply monthly data to the regulators, and conduct flights at 400 feet (120 meters) or below and in "visual meteorological conditions," according to the FAA's certificate.

The drone operators must also have a private pilots' license and current medical certification.

Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos wants to use drones - small unmanned aircraft - to deliver packages as part of a program dubbed "Prime Air." The company is developing drones that can fly at speeds of 50 miles per hour (80 kph), operate autonomously and sense and avoid objects.

Amazon sought permission from the FAA to test drones in outdoor areas near Seattle, where one of its research and development labs is working on the technology. The company has conducted test flights outside the United States, in countries with looser restrictions.

In February, the FAA proposed long-awaited rules to try to set universal guidelines for drones, addressing growing interest from both individual and corporations in using unmanned aerial vehicles. The draft rules, nearly 10 years in the making, still must undergo public comment and revision before becoming final, a process expected to take at least a year.

Amazon did not immediately respond to requests for comment.(原文来自路透社)



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