Thursday, July 25, 2019

UPS seeks FAA approval for drone delivery service via new subsidiary

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UPS is launching a new commercial, unmanned drone delivery subsidiary, Flight Forward Inc., and applying for FAA approval to scale it across its national delivery networks, according to a press release.

The company is requesting Part 135 FAA certification which legally designates a commercial entity as a certified Air Carrier and Operator in addition to removing other stringent operational restrictions such as bans on nighttime flights and requirements that drones stay within the line of sight of the operator. . . . more