Package delivery company UPS has applied to the US FAA for a Part 135 air carrier certificate to operate a commercial drone delivery service. During a 2019 second-quarter earnings call July 24, UPS executives said the company has established a new drone delivery subsidiary, UPS Flight Forward, in anticipation of receiving Part 135 certification this fall. The approval would allow the subsidiary to conduct flight operations beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) of the drone operator, at night ...

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