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Commercial Drones Are Flying into the Mainstream

Commercial drones are flying closer to a mainstream future. In October, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) named United Parcel Service (UPS) the first official drone airline. The certification follows the success of a pilot project the company launched in March, in which UPS used drones to fly more than 1,000 blood samples and pharmaceutical supplies across a hospital campus in North Carolina, USA, cutting down on the time needed to transport the sensitive materials.
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