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UPS Seeks FAA Approval For Drone Delivery

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UPS has big plans for drone delivery, and it’s taking two key steps to put them into action. First, it’s building its own dedicated subsidiary focused entirely on drone delivery, called UPS Flight Forward, and it’s seeking FAA approval to operate its drones over populated areas, during nighttime hours and when not within view of a human operator, all of which are currently required for general commercial drone operation.

UPS will seek to gain the same certification that Alphabet’s Wing received back in April, which is a status that others, including Uber Eats and Amazon Air, have applied for but not yet received, as noted by The Verge.

Source: TechCrunch

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