Delivery drone

The RQ-7 Shadow is capable of delivering a 20 lb (9.1 kg) "Quick-MEDS" canister to front-line troops.
A Wingcopter drone delivering COVID-19 test kits in Scotland.[1]
A Zipline drone being tested in California.

A delivery drone is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) used to transport packages, medical supplies, food, or other goods. Drones may be remotely piloted or autonomous. In November, 2020 the FAA proposed airworthiness criteria for type certification of delivery drones with an intent to initialize commercial operations. Zipline, Wingcopter, and Amazon Prime Air are amongst the 10 companies selected for this type certification.[2]

  1. ^ Cite error: The named reference GuardianWingcopter was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  2. ^ "FAA proposes airworthiness criteria for 10 unmanned aircraft, including operational intent". Retrieved 2020-11-27.