FAA Gives UPS and uAvionix Green Light for BVLOS Drone Operations
In a recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decision, UPS Flight Forward and uAvionix were granted permission to operate drones beyond the operator’s visual line of sight (BVLOS). Originally reported by the FAA, this News marks a significant advancement in drone operations.
Utilizing its Matternet M2 drones, UPS can now carry out small package deliveries. Meanwhile, uAvionix, with its Rapace drone, will test its ‘detect and avoid’ technology using the Vantis Network.
“We are thrilled by this approval from the FAA and know this will play a significant role in the scaling of drone delivery services throughout the United States, said an excited Andreas Raptopoulos, Founder and CEO of Matternet. “We are excited to continue our partnership with UPSFF to grow our services and enable drone delivery at scale. This is another step in our journey to make drone delivery a common part of everyday life.”
Just a little earlier, on August 24, the FAA authorized…