FAA grants first drone package delivery certification

Back in 2013 60 Minutes ran a segment on Amazon showing their Drone package delivery service, which promised to deliver packages of 5 pounds or less. Part of the reason we haven’t seen this service yet from Amazon or any other company is the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations.

Now, all that has changed, recently the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted the first certification for commercial package delivery by drone to Wing Aviation. The company which is an offshoot of Google Alphabet plans to start delivery trials later this year in Virginia. “For communities across the country, this presents new opportunities,” the company wrote in a blog post. “Goods like medicine or food can now be delivered faster by drone, giving families, shift workers, and other busy consumers more time to do the things that matter.”

“Air delivery … provides greater autonomy to those who need assistance with mobility,” the company blog boasted. “Also, our all-electric drones will reduce traffic on our roads and pollution and carbon emissions in our skies.” Click here to learn more.

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