LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – United Parcel Service Inc on Tuesday said it will provide the U.S. government with a full approval in order to be a drone from the air, which gave it a leading role in the emerging U.S. drone delivery of goods to more than rivals Amazon.com Inc. and Alphabet, Inc.
FILE PHOTO: The logo of United Parcel Service, is to look at the new package sorting and delivery to the UPS hub in Corbeil-Essonnes and Evry, south of Paris, France, on June 26, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted UPS’ Flight Advance drone is a subsidiary of a 135 Standard, certification on Friday. The company said that it is a certificate the possibility to extend the provision of the service, on the campus of the institutions, such as hospitals and universities, but the episodes are still a few years away.
The certification allows UPS pilots to fly the drones above their line of sight, and opened the door for the delivery company and to extend the Flight and go to the Front. The new version is the doubling of the number of drone flights for our flag-ship product, the customer, in Raleigh, north carolina, North Carolina’s WakeMed Health and Hospitals.
“It is easy to have 20 flights per day, per drone,” said Scott Price, UPS’ chief strategy and transformation officer of the company.
“It’s a business, it’s not a prototype or a test run,” Price said of the Flight to the Front, where ferries, blood, and tissue samples, to WakeMed for the central laboratory of the points surrounding the main hospital campus.
UPS is said to be the latest certification that makes it possible for the fly to Emerge, and in any other campus in the delivery of projects, without requiring the government to seek approvals for each and every one.
“There are a hundred campuses in the United States of america,” said Price, who added that UPS is eyeing drone delivery in the hospital, corporate and university campuses, as it builds a Flight to the Front.
Earlier in the year, the Alphabet of the Piano, and the sister-group of the Google search engine, and was the first company to provide the U.S. air carrier certification, single pilot and drone operation. It is up to the test of the supply in the rural areas around Blacksburg, Virginia.
Amazon is well-known for its optimistic, drone delivery tests, it has also won the experimental certification testing of its drones.
The FAA is writing the rules for drone operations, including guidelines for the purpose of sharing the skies with passenger planes and to fly over densely populated areas.
Issues, Price said, “years old.”
Reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles; Editing by David Gregorio