UPS launches drone business, seeks to certify multiple pilots

Discussion in 'The Latest UPS Headlines' started by cheryl, Jul 24, 2019.

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS launches drone business, seeks to certify multiple pilots - Reuters

    United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N), the world’s largest package delivery firm, on Tuesday unveiled its drone delivery subsidiary and said it has applied for the Federal Aviation Administration certifications needed to expand the business.

    The launch of UPS Flight Forward marks the latest move in the battle between UPS, Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O) for the lead in the nascent U.S. drone delivery industry.

    UPS said Flight Forward could receive FAA certification for multiple drones and pilots as early as this year, potentially becoming the first company to win such approvals.
     
  2. PappyLand

    PappyLand Active Member

    Will we be able to bid on drone pilot jobs?
     
  3. Ou812fu

    Ou812fu Polishing toilet bowls since 1966.

    This is about to get nasty.
     
  4. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    You mean like the drone goes crazy and crash lands cutting someones head off?
     
  5. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Where’s the bid sheet
     
  6. Turkleton

    Turkleton There's always women at the pool, baby!

    I'm ready to be the FT Sup for that division. Sign me up.
     
  7. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Drone pilots are referred to as "Captain".
    That's why I signed up..
     
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Kirk or Picard?
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I have over 10,000 hours flying time in Call of Duty, does that count?
     
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  10. silenze

    silenze Lunch is the best part of the day

    These will be non union employees under a different division of ups.
     
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Obvious.
     
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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  13. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    How’s that work

    Aren’t they moving packages