BVLOS Commercial Drone Delivery Prospects Advance with FAA Application Approval

The FAA’s acceptance of Drone Express’ Part 135 Application marks a significant step in the future of delivery logistics, paving the way for BVLOS commercial drone delivery By William Mackenzie / 15 May 2024
BVLOS Commercial Drone Delivery Prospects Advance with FAA Application Approval
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Drone Express’ Part 135 Application has been accepted by the FAA, a pivotal moment in the certification process that demonstrates the company is on its way to becoming a fully certified Part 135 Unmanned Air Carrier. 

Drone Express assert that this achievement marks a significant step forward in its mission to revolutionize the future of delivery logistics, by using its cutting-edge drone technology to perform beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) deliveries.

The Part 135 certification is a rigorous process that involves demonstrating a high level of safety, reliability, and compliance with FAA regulations. Once fully certified, Drone Express will become one of the select few companies, among key industry leaders, that is authorized to operate unmanned aircraft for BVLOS commercial delivery in the United States under the FAA’s stringent guidelines.

Beth Flippo, CEO of Drone Express, commented; “This approval from the FAA is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire Drone Express team. We are thrilled to have reached this pivotal moment, which unlocks immense potential for the future.

“Drone delivery will transform the way goods are transported, offering significant benefits in terms of speed, cost-effectiveness, and environmental impact. With the FAA’s approval, we are excited to embark on the next phase of our journey, bringing the future of delivery to communities across the country.”

Russell Kline, Chief Regulatory Officer, added; “We would like to give special recognition to the FAA’s newly created AFS-700 branch for their leadership and guidance in this process. 

“While unmanned systems are not a new thing, the certification of an unmanned airline is, and the FAA approached this with great enthusiasm and energy. We look forward to working with them as we complete our Part 135 certification in the coming months.”

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