UPS announced on Oct. 1 that its Flight Forward subsidiary has received the first FAA Part 135 Standard certification to use unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs) for package deliveries nationwide, allowing it to operate a “drone airline.” Since this spring, UPS and drone delivery-system developer Matternet have transported medical samples by drone at WakeMed Health and Hospitals in Raleigh, North Carolina, under the FAA’s Part 107 regulation for commercial drones weighing ...

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