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UPS Delivery Drone Launches from Truck
By Steve Crowe · 22 February, 2017 • UPS has completed the first test of its truck-launched HorseFly delivery drones. Conducted in a small suburb of Tampa, Florida, a modified UPS truck launched a drone that delivered a package and then returned to the truck as it continued to drive along its route.
Drone Delivery Tests Expand in Canada
By RT Staff · 17 January, 2017 • Drone Delivery Canada, which wants to commercialize drone deliveries by late 2017 or early 2018 at the latest, has expanding its current testing to include Transport Canada’s first approved drone test range.
Flying Warehouse Could Deploy Amazon Prime Air Delivery Drones
By Steve Crowe · 29 December, 2016 • Amazon's airborne fulfillment center would act as a flying warehouse for its Prime Air delivery drones. The fulfillment center would remain 45,000 feet in the air, and drones with ordered items may be deployed from the AFC to deliver ordered items to user designated delivery locations.
FAA to Approve Drone Flights BVLOS at Test Site
By Steve Crowe · 27 December, 2016 • The FAA is expected to approve drone flights beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) at the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in North Dakota. The test site will become the first in the United States to allow drones to fly BVLOS without a chase plane. The approval applies to larger drones, but it could trickle down to smaller drones for lower-altitude applications.
Flirtey, 7-Eleven Make Weekend Store-to-Home Drone Deliveries
By RT Staff · 20 December, 2016 • Flirtey and 7-Eleven have completed one month of store-to-home drone deliveries to a dozen homes in Reno, Nevada.
Watch Amazon Prime Air’s First Drone Delivery
By Steve Crowe · 14 December, 2016 • Amazon Prime Air completed it first drone delivery on December 7, 2016, delivering an Amazon Fire TV and a bag of popcorn to a customer in Cambridgeshire, England. The entire process - from the order being placed to the package arriving at the customer's home - took 13 minutes.
Domino’s Pizza Delivery Drones Get to Work in New Zealand
By Steve Crowe · 16 November, 2016 • Domino's DRU Drone autonomously flew pizzas to customers in New Zealand, the country's first commercial delivery of pizza by drone. The flight lasted less than five minutes.
Flirtey Completes Silicon Valley’s First Drone Delivery
By Steve Crowe · 1 November, 2016 • Flirtey conducted the first drone delivery in Silicon Valley history, delivering a package to an investor at The Rosewood hotel on Sand Hill Road.
Project Wing Drone Delivery Boss Steps Down
By Steve Crowe · 18 October, 2016 • Dave Vos, head of Alphabet's Project Wing drone delivery initiative, is leaving the company to pursue new opportunities. Vos has been with the company for about two years.
Drone Data Plans Coming from Verizon
By Steve Crowe · 7 October, 2016 • Verizon's drone data plans will cost $25 a month for 1GB and $80 a month for 10GB. Verizon also wants to use drones to strengthen its network coverage.
UPS Tests Drone Delivery with CyPhy Works
By Steve Crowe · 23 September, 2016 • CyPhy Works and UPS tested a delivery drone on a three-mile trip from Beverly, Mass. to a YMCA camp at Children's Island. It took about eight minutes for the drone to deliver an asthma inhaler to a child on the island.
Project Wing Delivery Drones Flying Burritos to College Students
By Steve Crowe · 8 September, 2016 • Project Wing, a unit of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., will be using its delivery drones to fly burritos from Chipotle to students at Virginia Tech. The tests will begin this month and last a few weeks.
Pizza Delivery Drones Not Trusted by Americans
By Steve Crowe · 6 September, 2016 • According to a recent survey about delivery drones, only 37 percent of Americans believe a drone-delivered pizza would arrive undamaged.
Domino’s Delivering Pizza by Drone
By Steve Crowe · 24 August, 2016 • Flirtey and Domino's are developing pizza delivery drones, saying deliveries to customer homes in Auckland, New Zealand could begin later in 2016.
Google’s Project Wing Delivery Drones Cleared for US Testing
By Steve Crowe · 2 August, 2016 • Project Wing will be allowed to test beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) capabilities, one of the major roadblocks for drone delivery services, and develop an airspace management system to ensure safe integration of drones in airspace under 400 feet.

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