UPS partners with Wingcopter to develop new multipurpose drone delivery fleet

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  1. cheryl

    cheryl I started this. Staff Member

    UPS partners with Wingcopter to develop new multipurpose drone delivery fleet - Tech Crunch

    UPS is working with German startup Wingcopter to develop a new type of delivery drone, to be used for the logistics company’s growing commercial drone delivery efforts both in the U.S. and globally. Wingcopter has already designed an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft that has a range of up to 75 miles and can achieve speeds as high as 150 miles per hour in conditions that include wind speeds of up to 45 miles per hour.

    Wingcopter will be working closely with UPS’ Flight Forward subsidiary, the dedicated drone delivery unit that UPS developed last year in July to house its commercial drone delivery program. In October, Flight Forward received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to effectively operate a full-scale “drone airline” at scale for the purpose of package delivery.
     
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  2. Hobizzle

    Hobizzle New Member

    Bye bye little packages. Hello furniture delivery every day.
     
  3. tonyexpress

    tonyexpress Whac-A-Troll Patrol Staff Member

    That's a pretty sleek looking drone.
     
  4. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"

    Working with a start up company. What can go wrong with that?