UPS Drone Delivery Plans Take Off

Updated: Nov 21, 2019

This week the delivery company UPS have announced that they have been awarded a Part 135 Standard Certification from the Federal Aviation Authority, allowing their drone delivery programme, UPS Flight Forward, to operate a drone airline.

This certification will allow UPS to further advance their plans to deliver packages by drone whilst allowing their fleet of delivery UAV’s to fly beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) missions, a crucial requirement for package delivery by drone.

UPS has designed and built its own delivery drone that can carry packages weighing more than 55 pounds and can fly autonomously at night. The FAA certification will now allow UPS to operate as many of these drones as required to fulfil their delivery requirements.

Other companies in the race to roll out worldwide deliveries by drone include Uber, Airbus, Alphabet and DHL.

UPS Delivery Drone in flight
UPS race ahead with their drone deliveries.

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