FAA awards Wing Aviation with first air carrier certification for drone delivery

US transportation secretary Elaine L. Chao has confirmed the FAA has given a Certification of Commercial Package Delivery to Wing Aviation. A first for a drone delivery company, the certification paved the way for the Alphabet-owned firm to to begin commercial package delivery in Blacksburg, VA. Wing partnered with the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership and Virginia Tech, as one of the participants in the Transportation Department’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program. Elaine Chao commented: “This is an important step forward for the safe testing and integration of drones into our economy. Safety continues to be our Number One priority as
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FAA ready to award first drone airline licence within the next month

The FAA is expecting to awards its first licence to operate a drone airline in the next month. According to a report from Reuters, an official at the regulator described how the agency decided last year that the large-scale commercial package delivery operations by drones would need to meet the same safety and economic certification standards as other airlines. FAA Office of UAS Integration executive director Jay Merkle said: “In the next month we expect to announce we will have our first ... air carrier certificate for operating a drone airline, “That is a major accomplishment for us and our
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