UPS has been greenlit by the FAA to start hauling cargo using UAVs or drones to deliver.
“UPS says it immediately launched the first drone delivery flight by any company under what is known as the Federal Aviation Administration’s Part 135 Standard at WakeMed’s hospital campus in Raleigh, N.C. The flight was flown under a government exemption allowing for “beyond visual line of sight” operation.”
The service will be used to haul long-distance cargo using large drone vehicles. While smaller quad-copter delivery drones will be used to deliver packages.
This is both a cutting edge in shipping and delivery using drones. UPS hopes to have next day drone shipping by January of 2020.
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