LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS).(N), the world’s largest package delivery company, on Tuesday unveiled its drone delivery to her daughter and said, ” it is applying for Federal Aviation Administration certification, which is required for the expansion of the business.
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/File Photo
With the launch of a UPS Flight in Advance, it is the latest move in the battle between the UPS Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN.And Alphabet, Inc. (“GOOGL.(O) for the lead role in the upcoming U.S. drone delivery in the industry.
UPS said the fly to the Front, it would be able to receive FAA certification for several seconds, and the pilots as early as this year, it is possible to be the first company to gain such approvals.
The UPS is in “laying the foundation for a sustainable, drone, delivery,, said Bala Ganesh, vice-president of the Advanced Technology Group at UPS.
The Atlanta-based company is planning to roll out its revenue-generating hospital project with a drone, a partner of Matternet in the plane to the Front.
The UPS and the Matternet, five to 10 daily-drone-flight transport in human medical preparations for WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina. The drone flights, enter the blood and tissue samples from various points around WakeMed’s main hospital campus, a short walk to the central laboratory.
Ganesh declined to say how much revenue the WakeMed deal for anyone. UPS plans to expand the scope of the WakeMed shipping company is acquiring the other hospital’s clients.
The flight to the Front, it is designed for companies in the healthcare sector, as part of an on-going UPS to the effort to make more money, special delivery, to compensate for the margins of a boom in residential e-commerce shipments.
Reggie Govan, who was the chief counsel of the FAA during the Obama administration, he said, that there are considerable hurdles to be overcome before an army of drones can deliver parcels to AMERICAN homes and businesses.
It will require a more sophisticated and robust technology, and regulatory environment than currently exists, including direct regulation by the state and local governments, the FAA, or that the industry has yet to realize it,” Govan said.
However, Govan said, ” every step forward helps us to move from a one-time supply of toothbrushes, coffee, tea, and snacks.”
The alphabet of the Piano, got a jump on rivals earlier in the year, as the sister-group of the search engine Google was the first company to receive U.S. air carrier certification, single pilot operation.
Amazon is well-known for its optimistic, drone delivery tests, it said in June, the new building is all-electric drones. Amazon has a range of experimental and certifications to test and evaluate the system.
The UPS, the Wing and Amazon Prime Air are among the firms and government entities with seats on the FAA’s Drone Advisory Board.
Additional reporting by David Shepardson in Washington; editing by Jonathan Oatis