Amazon drone trial gets US regulator approval

Updated: 08:09 GMT, Mar 20, 2015 | Published: 07:11 GMT, Mar 20, 2015 |

The FAA said it had granted Amazon a certificate for people with pilot’s licenses to test the unmanned aircraft.

The drones must be flown at 400 feet or below during daylight hours, and must remain within sight of the pilot.

Under US law, operating drones for commercial purposes is illegal.

However, those rules are under revision by the FAA, which is expected to issue new rules regarding the operation of unmanned aircraft for commercial and recreational purposes.