Business, Technology

First US Drone Package Delivery to Take Place Next Month

Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership

The first legal delivery of a package by a drone is expected to take place next month by a research group led by Virginia Tech, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported.

Transport Topics
June 25, 2015
Business, Technology

Final Rules Could Clear the Way for Widespread Drone Use by Next Year

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

WASHINGTON — U.S. commercial drone operations could take flight on a large scale by this time next year, as federal regulators finalize rules allowing widespread unmanned aerial system use by companies, according to congressional testimony on June 17.

David Morgan | Reuters
June 17, 2015
Business, Technology

UPS Takes Part In Drone Delivery Research

U.S. Pacific Fleet/Flickr

UPS Inc. said it is looking into using drone technology to deliver humanitarian aid to difficult-to-reach areas during a disaster scenario.

Transport Topics
April 21, 2015
Business, Technology

Amazon Says Approval for Drone Tests Too Little, Too Late


Amazon.com Inc. said the U.S. regulatory approval it received last week to test deliveries by unmanned aircraft, or drones, is too little, too late.

March 25, 2015
Business, Technology

FAA Grants Amazon Experimental Permit for Drone Test Flights


Amazon.com got a boost from U.S. regulators who granted the company permission to conduct test flights in its effort to expand research into the viability of delivery drones.

Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
March 20, 2015
Business, Technology

Federal Proposal to Regulate Drones Could Delay Package-Delivery Potential

AMP Holdings

Proposed federal rules on unmanned aerial vehicles are likely to delay the ability of companies to offer delivery services via drones, industry officials said.

March 2, 2015
Government, Business, Technology

FAA Proposes Opening Skies to Drones But Not For Delivering Packages

Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News

President Obama’s administration took the first step to opening the skies above the United States to widespread civilian drone flights while proposing strict limits on commercial operations, including the use of drones as a delivery vehicle.

Bloomberg News
February 15, 2015
Business, Technology

Chased by Google, Daimler Looks to Drones, Autonomous Vehicles

On the outskirts of Stuttgart, the German city where Gottlieb Daimler invented the automobile 129 years ago, a team of engineers is envisioning a future when people won’t own or even drive their cars.

Dorothee Tschampa | Bloomberg News
February 5, 2015
Business, Technology

Drone Package Delivery Starts in China as Amazon Seeks US Test

Alibaba Group Holding via Bloomberg News

Alibaba Group Holding is making its first trial drone deliveries in China, as e-commerce rival Amazon.com Inc. struggles to start a similar program in the U.S.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
February 4, 2015
Business, Technology

DHL Beats Amazon, Google to First Planned Drone Delivery


Deutsche Post AG, Europe’s largest postal service, is about to begin deliveries of medication and other urgent goods to the island of Juist using unmanned helicopters after securing approval from state and federal transport ministries and air traffic control authorities to operate in a restricted flight area.

Bloomberg News
September 25, 2014