FAA Puts an End to Company’s UAV Flower Delivery Operation

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has grounded an online floral delivery company's plans to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to deliver flowers.

According to FlowerDeliveryExpress.com, the company made its first flower delivery by UAV in metro Detroit on Feb. 8. The company says it intended to deliver as many free rose bouquets as possible to its beta test group on Valentine's Day in order to benchmark the delivery capacity of its UAV.

The FAA became aware of the situation and informed FlowerDeliveryExpress.com that commercial use of UAVs is only authorized on a case-by-case basis, forcing the company to halt future testing.


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