Alphabet’s Wing drones get FAA approval to make deliveries in the US

Alphabet-owned start-up Wing became the first unmanned air carrier to deliver commercial shipments in the United States with the approval of the Federal Aviation Administration. Bloomberg reports that the company has been blessed with regulatory authorities after implementing many safety requirements of traditional airlines.

The approval of the FAA as an aircraft was needed when Wing wanted to deliver unmanned aircraft. The current FAA regulations prevent unmanned aerial vehicles from flying outside the operator's eyes, while unmanned aerial vehicles were previously only allowed for demonstrations in which the unmanned aerial vehicle company did not allow payment for their services. Getting the FAA's approval to airline meant creating safety manuals and training routines and implementing safety layers.

Authorization means that Wing, which has a parent company like Google, can start delivering in Virginia within the next few months. Providing supplies to rural communities in Blacksburg and Christiansburg. Wing may apply for an extension to another area of ​​the FAA in the future.

The FAA is the second regulatory body that has given Wing a prior approval to launch commercial unmanned air transport services. Earlier this month, Australian regulator CASA granted Alphabet-owned start-ups the right to deliver about 100 homes in Canberra after a successful 18-month trial with 3,000 deliveries.

Although Wing took several months to obtain FAA approval, Bloomberg believes that this process will be much faster for future unmanned air carriers, as the regulation has determined which airline rules are appropriate. Operator. These competitors could include Amazon's Prime Air, which has not yet begun commercial unmanned air transport services despite having first public demonstrations in the US in 2017.

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