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Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet Hits Milestone With FAA Clearance

Amazon drone Amazon.com unveils its Prime Air delivery drone during an event in Las Vegas in June 2019. (Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg News)

Amazon­.com took a leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a few companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
September 25, 2020
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Walmart Tests Drone Delivery Amid Escalating Competition With Amazon

Walmart has started testing drone deliveries in Fayetteville, N.C. Walmart has started testing drone deliveries in Fayetteville, N.C. (Walmart)

Walmart Inc. is entering the drone delivery wars, its latest move to counter Amazon.com Inc.’s dominance in e-commerce as more Americans choose to shop from home.

Matthew Boyle | Bloomberg News
September 9, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet Hits Milestone With FAA Clearance

Amazon has received FAA approval to begin testing delivery drones. Amazon's Prime Air delivery drone is unveiled during an event in Las Vegas in June 2019. The FAA has granted the company approval to begin trailing drone deliveries. (Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg News)

Retail behemoth Amazon .com Inc. took a big leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a handful of companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
August 31, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous

NCDOT Looks to Drones as Coronavirus Relief Tool

UPS Flight Forward drone A UPS Flight Forward drone in action. (UPS)

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is preparing to launch a public-private partnership that will use drones in coronavirus-related relief efforts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 27, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

FAA to Begin Certification Process for Civilian, Delivery Drones

Alphabet's Project Wing conducts example flights of their drone delivery system in Virginia in August 2018. Alphabet's Project Wing conducts example flights of their drone delivery system in Virginia in August 2018. (Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg News)

Government regulators plan to review drone designs in the same way they review other aircraft, a major step toward allowing routine drone deliveries and other flights over congested cities.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

US Grounds Chinese-Made Drones, Citing Security Fears

An SZ DJI Technology Co. drone flies around the Brooklyn Navy Yard aftering being announced in August 2018. An SZ DJI Technology Co. drone flies around the Brooklyn Navy Yard aftering being announced in August 2018. (Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg News)

The Interior Department is banning nonemergency flights of its fleet of 810 drones as it reviews national security concerns about the Chinese-made devices.

January 29, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100

Drone Deliveries Begin a Slow Takeoff

Wing drone FedEx Corp.

Aerial drones are emerging as a way to help solve challenges associated with last-mile deliveries in a number of conditions and environments.

B. Cameron Gain | Special to Transport Topics
January 13, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

UPS Drones Win FAA Milestone Permission to Operate

Delivery Drone Bloomberg News

UPS Inc. won U.S. certification to fly drones under regulations similar to those for airlines, a milestone that allows the company to vastly expand airborne deliveries.

Thomas Black and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
October 1, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics

Walgreens, FedEx Express Partner With Google Parent on Drones

Walgreens drone Walgreens

Wing Aviation, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc., said it is collaborating with FedEx Corp.’s Express division and pharmacy retailer Walgreens to launch a drone-delivery service in Christiansburg, Va.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
September 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Walgreens, Google Affiliate Wing to Launch Drone Delivery Test

Wings drone that will deliver Walgreens products to customers in a new test. (Associated Press)

Walgreens and a Google affiliate are testing drone deliveries that can put drugstore products on customer doorsteps minutes after being ordered.

Tom Murphy | Associated Press
September 20, 2019

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