Wing News

Drone-Crowded Skies Get One Step Closer With U.S. Security Rules

Commercial drone use for deliveries and services is set to clear a major hurdle in the U.S. as soon as this week with new requirements that most of the devices transmit a radio beacon with a digital license plate to …

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet Hits Milestone With FAA Clearance

Retail behemoth Amazon.com Inc. took a big leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a handful of companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline. The Federal Aviation Administration designated Amazon …

Delivery Drone Unveiled by a Startup Joins Air Race for Commerce

A startup hoping to challenge more established drone delivery giants such as Amazon.com Inc. is unveiling a pod-like craft that it predicts could someday be used by stores to get products to customers within minutes. The company, Flirtey Inc., also …

UPS Seeks Airline-Type Status for Long-Distance Drone Deliveries

United Parcel Service Inc. is seeking approval to operate delivery drones under the same rules as a private jet service, unlocking the potential to carry health-care packages over long distances between hospitals. The company is working with the U.S. Federal …

Amazon Unveils Futuristic Helicopter-Plane Hybrid Drone for Deliveries

Amazon.com Inc. has unveiled a revolutionary new drone — part helicopter and part science-fiction aircraft — that the company expects to use for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months. The new device takes off vertically, …

Alphabet’s Drone Delivery Business Cleared for Takeoff by FAA

About the photo: A Google X Project Wing drone delivers a package at a home during a demonstration in Blacksburg, Virginia. Photographer: Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.’s Google has become the first drone operator to receive government approval …