Amazon Drone delivered first package in UK
December 7th 2016
A drone, operating autonomously, took off from an Amazon fulfilment centre in the UK and delivered a package several miles away on Dec 7th. The package was delivered within 30 minutes of having been ordered!
Working With Civil Aviation Authority
Of course, flying robots in the air could conflict with aircraft safety, so Amazon has been working with the Civil Aviation Authority who control British airspace. No drone (whether Amazon's or anyone else's) is allowed to fly above 400 feet in the UK.
These drones are shaped like a space station, a circle, joined by a cross the centre, so they don't look exactly like the quad copter shown. There is video available of the flight but it's on the UK Yahoo page so I do not know whether anyone outside the UK can access it.
The drone and views of its flight can be seen on this page: https://uk.yahoo.com/finance/news/amazon-drone-deliveries-england-show-005530260.html
Image Credit » https://pixabay.com/en/drone-uav-sky-clouds-quadrocopter-1765145/