Wing Aviation, a start-up by Alphabet (Google’s parent company), is the first and only company worldwide that has received governmental approval to carry out commercial deliveries by drones.
Under the current regulations, drones are supposed to be flown only in the operator’s line of sight. To be able to fulfil deliveries as envisioned by the drone company, Wing Aviation needed to be recognised as an airline – fulfilling similar standards such as creating safety manuals, training routines and safety hierarchy.
The US Federal Aviation Administration granted approval in Virginia after the Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority allowed deliveries by drones in Canberra in early April. Wing Aviation already announced plans for Finland.