JAL and Matternet start Drone Delivery Project in Japan

Matternet M2 drone system to be deployed in Tokyo’s new drone logistics project and utilized to assess drone delivery healthcare opportunities in Japan Japan Airlines (JAL) and Matternet signed an MOU to assess drone delivery healthcare opportunities and develop a future drone healthcare delivery business in Japan utilizing Matternet’s world-leading M2 urban drone logistics platform.

UPS Flight Forward will operate unmanned drone delivery services across the USA

UPS has applied to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Part 135 certification to operate commercial drone flights in the UPS® network under a subsidiary business called UPS Flight Forward, Inc. The new subsidiary is a recently incorporated business that could receive Part 135 certification as early as this year, putting UPS on track …

Drone Delivery Operations: Medical and Food Delivery in North Carolina

by Basil Yap, UAS Program Manager, North Carolina Department of Transportation – Division of Aviation On a warm summer day in August 2018, public and private officials gathered on the campus of WakeMed Health & Hospitals in Raleigh, N.C., to watch history in the making – the first medical package delivery over people using an …

Zurich is test location for advanced van and drone-based system

Mercedes-Benz Vans, US drone systems developer Matternet and Swiss online marketplace siroop have started a pilot project in Zurich to test an efficient van and drone-based system for on-demand delivery of e-commerce goods. The pilot project represents a significant milestone for autonomous aerial systems: it is the first time that extensive beyond-line-of sight drone operations …