The first drone airline takes off

UPS’s strategy for the airline explained. Interview with UPS Vice President, Bala Ganesh.   Picture a UPS delivery truck housing three drones on its rooftop. Drones lift off from the moving vehicle taking packages to specified locations and return to take on new loads. Flights are controlled by humans aided by hundreds of sensors, millions of lines of code and piles of other technological tools. This is partly how the first full-fledged drone airline will operate. UPS is already moving in that direction with its UPS Flight Forward (UPSFF) subsidiary, founded to operate a large drone delivery fleet. The company received in October a license from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to operate unmanned aircraft for delivery. FAA approval surely […]