The world of drones is on the move. Check out these blurbs we received today from AUVSI.
7-11 Makes Food Deliveries with Flirtey UAS
Last week, 7-Eleven and drone delivery company Flirtey successfully teamed to make what they said are the first Federal Aviation Administration-approved commercial drone deliveries to customers’ homes in the United States. Using an unmanned system, deliveries of snacks, including Slurpees, were made to two different hungry families in Reno, Nevada.
Amazon Test Drone Parcel Deliveries in the UK
Amazon announced it has partnered with the United Kingdom government to test drones in rural and suburban areas of Britain. The U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority has given the retail giant permission to explore beyond-line-of-sight flights, sense and avoid sensors and multiple UAS control by a single operator. Recent rules released by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration won’t allow most of those types of flights.