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Alphabet-owned Wing drones get FAA approval for US deliveries

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  • Duration 00:00:55
  • Year 2019
  • Language English

Alphabet-owned Wing drones get FAA approval for US deliveries

Alphabet-owned Wing has now become the first company in the US to get approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to use drones for delivering goods, Reuters reports.According to a Medium blog post by Wing, the delivery firm has officially become the first drone company to receive an Air Carrier Certification from the FAA.The blog post went on to explain that the certificate would allow them to start a commercial service of delivering goods to American homes.Each drone weighs about 5 kg and will be able to carry packages weighing up to 1.5 kg, according to Wing's website. The drones are able to fly roughly 20 km per round trip.While delivering, the drone hovers around 7 meters above the ground and slowly lowers the package. Delivery goods are attached to a line. The package automatically disconnects from the line when the goods touch the ground and then the drone flies away, allowing the customer to pick up the package.Wing has already begun its delivery service in the north of Canberra, Australia and is set to begin a trial in Helsinki, Finland, Reuters reports.RUNDOWN SHOWS:1. Wing drone, Air carrier certification and logo of the FAA2. Drone flying in the sky while carrying goods3. How much the drone will be able to carry4. The drone slowly lowering the package5. The package touching the ground then the customer picks it upVOICEOVER (in English): "According to a Medium blog post by Wing, the delivery firm has officially become the first drone company to receive an Air Carrier Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration in the US.""The blog post went on to explain that the certificate would allow them to start a commercial service of delivering goods to American homes.""According to Wing's website, each drone weighs about 5 kg and will be able to carry packages weighing up to 1.5 kg." "The drones are able to fly roughly 20 kilometers per round trip.""While delivering, the drone hovers around 7 meters above the ground and slowly lowers the package. Delivery goods are attached to a line.""The package automatically disconnects from the line when the goods touch the ground and then the drone flies away, allowing the customer to pick up the package."SOURCES: The Verge, Wing Medium, New Atlas, CNBC, CNN, Reuters, Winghttps://www.theverge.com/2019/4/23/18512658/google-alphabet-wing-drone-delivery-service-faa-approval-commercial-deliverieshttps://medium.com/wing-aviation/wing-becomes-first-certified-air-carrier-for-drones-in-the-us-43401883f20bhttps://newatlas.com/wing-drone-deliveries-faa-air-carrier-certification/59414/https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/24/alphabets-wing-becomes-wins-faa-approval-in-the-us.htmlhttps://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/23/tech/wing-faa-drone-delivery/index.htmlhttps://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-drone-alphabet/faa-paves-way-for-alphabet-unit-to-make-first-u-s-drone-deliveries-idUSKCN1RZ25Nhttps://www.wing.com/https://www.wing.com/about-delivery/

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