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Briefing December 2014 Issue

Briefing: December 2014

Commercial Drone Era Launches In Europe

While potential drone business operators in the U.S. wait impatiently for the FAA to devise a set of rules that will allow them to fly, cargo airline DHL has launched the first commercial drone deliveries in Europe. The pilot project enables DHL to deliver pharmaceuticals on-demand from the mainland to a small island about 7.5 miles off the coast of Germany. The drone will take off and land from designated sites, and on the island it will be met by a DHL courier who then will deliver the package to the recipient. The UAS will travel over a specified route at about 165 feet AGL, reaching speeds up to 40 knots.

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