Archive for delivery

Tanker Company Testing UAVs for Parcel Delivery to its Vessels

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on March 15, 2016

Maersk Tankers – which owns and operates a fleet of product tankers and is part of the Copenhagen, Denmark-based Maersk Group – says it recently completed a parcel delivery via drone to a vessel at sea. Maersk Tankers says it [Read More]

What’s Been Brewing at Amazon Prime Air?

Betsy Lillian on December 01, 2015

An octocopter holding a yellow package ready for doorstep delivery has been the face of Amazon’s drone-delivery concept for the past two years. Now, the company has revealed a different type of unmanned aircraft in the works.

Amazon OK’d for Testing More Drones – But Not Near People

Betsy Lillian on November 02, 2015

Amazon has received an amendment from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on its Section 333 exemption for commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations: Amazon Prime Air is now allowed to test additional aircraft but was not given the authority to [Read More]

Walmart Wants to Do More Than Just Sell Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Betsy Lillian on October 27, 2015

The multinational retail giant reportedly wants in on the delivery-by-drone idea and has formally submitted a request to the FAA.

DPDgroup Developing Delivery Terminal for Drones

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on September 08, 2015

DPDgroup – the commercial brand of GeoPost, the holding company of the French Groupe La Poste – is pursuing its project for delivering parcels by drones, including the development of a delivery terminal. DPDgroup says it has been testing drone [Read More]

‘Let’s Fly Wisely’ Makes Delivery via UAS a Reality

Betsy Lillian on July 21, 2015

Last week in Wise County, Va., a multidisciplinary team and a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) test site joined forces to successfully conduct deliveries via unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). An audience including Gov. Terry McAuliffe, representatives from the United Nations, state [Read More]

Workhorse Group Seeks FAA Approval for Delivery Truck-Based UAS

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on July 08, 2015

Workhorse Group Inc. says it has filed a Section 333 exemption with the Federal Aviation Administration to commercially deliver packages using its proprietary HorseFly octocopter, which flies to and from a standard delivery vehicle. Workhorse Aerospace is teaming with the [Read More]

T-Mobile Takes First Delivery of Aerialtronics UAV

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on June 30, 2015

For the purpose of inspecting antenna masts in the Netherlands, T-Mobile has now taken delivery of the Aerialtronics Altura Zenith unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Jeffrey Leentjes, network specialist at T-Mobile, explains that telecoms companies can save time and significant operational [Read More]

‘Do Whatever You Want’ with the Flytrex Sky Delivery Drone

Betsy Lillian on June 25, 2015

Dubbing it ‘the world's first Internet-connected drone that serves as your personal courier,’ Tel Aviv, Israel-based Flytrex is promising an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) whose uses extend even beyond package delivery. As demonstrated in a video from the company, the [Read More]

Delivery UAS Conducting Landmark Flights at July Event

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on June 19, 2015

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) will deliver pharmaceuticals and other medical supplies during research flights at a free medical clinic in Wise, Va., on July 17. At an event called ‘Let's Fly Wisely,’ NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., and [Read More]

Delivery Drones Being Tested by Nordic Company

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on April 15, 2015

Mekonomen Group, a chain of spare-car-part suppliers in the Nordic region, is testing out deliveries via drone. This new shipping method will facilitate faster deliveries and increased cost savings, the group says, adding that the drone is particularly suitable in [Read More]

B2B Drone Delivery Takes Flight in the U.K.

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on March 24, 2015

FPS, a U.K.-based supply-chain solution provider, has completed what it believes to be the first U.K. business-to-business delivery made by a drone. The product delivered was a Gates belt tensioner from the FPS automotive aftermarket product range. The item was [Read More]

Online Florist Tests Delivery Drones to Avoid Congested City Traffic

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on February 09, 2015

Avant-garde online florist Gift Flowers Hong Kong says it recently conducted a test run for flower deliveries by drone. The goal, the company says, is to circumvent Hong Kong's traffic congestion. However, it does not plan to add the service [Read More]

Drone Comes to ‘Good Morning America,’ Makes Delivery

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on February 02, 2015

As part of the show's ‘Game of Drones’ series, ABC's Good Morning America (GMA) brought in an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to deliver a cup of coffee to anchor Robin Roberts. According to a video from GMA, the show is [Read More]

University Abandons Plan for Football Delivery by Drone

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on September 22, 2014

Following guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the University of Michigan recently scrapped its plans to include an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in a football pregame celebration. The university originally said in a press release that it would be [Read More]

Amazon May Soon be Rolling Out Drone Delivery Overseas

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on August 20, 2014

Although online retailer Amazon has not had much luck in convincing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow the company to deliver goods with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), rumor has it they are planning to launch the service overseas in [Read More]

Amazon Versus FAA: The Battle For Delivery By UAV Continues

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on July 14, 2014

Following the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) recent Federal Register notice on its interpretation of the statutory special rules for model aircraft, Amazon has sent a letter to the agency for permission to go forward with plans to test unmanned aerial [Read More]

Food Delivery by Drone: Something New This Time

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on July 02, 2014

The food-delivery-by-drone trend is continuing: A restaurant in Connecticut has delivered a platter of chicken wings to a customer. According to a report, the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery operated an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) toting two pounds of [Read More]

Drone Becomes Pizza Delivery Man: Take Two

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on June 23, 2014

Following the excitement and subsequent letdown of the Indian pizza place that falsely claimed to have delivered a pie via drone, a pizzeria in Russia says it has now achieved the feat. According to The Moscow Times, DoDo's Pizza in [Read More]

The Truth Comes Out About the Pizza Delivery by Drone

UAO Staff
UAO Staff on June 19, 2014

It was reported in May that a pizza place in Mumbai, India, used an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to deliver a pizza to a customer in a high-rise apartment. It is now revealed to be a hoax. Mumbai Mirror says [Read More]