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Amazon Drone Delivery Service On Hold

Amazon’s plans to make deliveries by drone may come to a standstill due to recently proposed federal laws.

If proposed legislation passes, Amazon might not be able to launch its Prime Air service in the U.S., according to an article in Fortune.

Amazon planned to use drones that weren’t manually operated by employees to deliver customer orders starting this year. However, the proposed laws would prohibit operators from flying drones outside their line of sight and over people who aren’t in control of the aircraft, the article says.

Amazon is committed to Prime Air and will start the drone program once regulatory support is in place, Paul Misener, Amazon’s vice president for global policy, has said. The FAA is accepting public comments on the proposed regulations during the next 60 days, the Fortune article says.

Other companies considering drone use include Google and Domino’s Pizza.

To read the full Fortune article, click here.

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Renee Changnon is the retail outreach coordinator for NRHA. She meets with retailers in their stores and at industry events and introduces them to the services NRHA provides. Renee previously worked as a member of the NRHA communications team. She earned a degree in visual journalism from Illinois State University, where she served as the features editor for the school newspaper. After college, she implemented marketing and promotions initiatives at Jimmy John’s franchise locations across the country. She enjoys exploring books with her book club, Netflix marathons and hosting goat yoga at her apartment complex. Renee Changnon 317-275-9442 rchangnon@nrha.org

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