FAA Approves Google's Drone Startup, Wing, to Conduct Drone Deliveries as a Certified Air Carrier

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Yesterday U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elain Chao announced that Alphabet Inc.’s Wing Aviation, a drone startup that originated at Google X, has been awarded the first air carrier certification ever given to a drone company.

Read today's article to learn more about Wing's certification and how they got it.

What do you think—will Wing start delivering to your city soon? Chime in with your thoughts on this post, curious to hear if people think we'll actually see commercial drone deliveries happening in the U.S. this year, or if they're still a ways off.

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