Why Drones Are Not Delivering Packages to Consumers in the U.S.

Accessing low-altitude private airspace is not simply a regulatory issue in the U.S., but a constitutional one.

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There’s a reason why Amazon and other retailers are not yet delivering packages to American consumers via drone at scale within the United States and it’s not because the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”), Federal Highway Administration and National Park Services are cumbersome, bureaucratic-entities obstructing technological and social progress.

While regulators certainly have a material role to play in the future success of of commcerial drone services, even if hypothetically there were no regulatory barriers, whatsoever, drones would still be restricted to operating over public property and or at higher altitudes (i.e. regulated airspace above 500 feet). If retailers and couriers would like to provide low-altitude drone delivery services within the United States, they’ll eventually need to fly low-altitude over parties’ property that are not the intended recipient of the drone service.



Participants can notify all drone services providers that their airspace is available via the blockchain, making their idling asset (i.e. airspace) a source of income generation, maximizing its potential value.

AERO Token is a missing technological and legal mechanism necessary to develop the infrastructure for low-altitude commercial drone operations at scale.


AERO Token makes it easy for property owners (i.e. hosts) to notify all drone service providers that their airspace is available for use in exchange for income.

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