Amazon picks Californian town as first to receive drone deliveries

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This would be the first time Amazon makes drone deliveries to the public, and it follows several pilot and mission-specific programs from companies such as Walmart (NYSE:WMT) Inc, United Parcel Service Inc (NYSE:UPS) and FedEx Corp (NYSE:FDX) .

The online retailer said it was working with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and city officials for permits.

The drones will have the capability to fly beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) and will be programmed to drop parcels in the backyards of customers.