UPS Flight Forward attains FAA’s full approval for drone airline. (Photo Credit: UPS)
UPS and CVS completed their first consumer drone deliveries, transporting medical prescriptions to two separate customers on Friday.
Both flights—one directly to a consumer’s home, the other to a nearby retirement community—were made using Matternet’s M2 UAV.
That was quick, considering the companies only inked a deal last month.
UPS in September received government approval to run a drone airline: The shipping company can fly pilotless aerial vehicles beyond human operators’ visual line of sight—day or night