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Sep 27, 2016

UPS's DRONER DELIVERY * USA: The first major commercial one conducted via drone

* Massachussets - UPS uses drone to deliver package to Boston-area island

--- United Parcel Service Inc. said Friday it successfully used a drone to deliver medicine to an island near Boston, jumping into a race with competitors such as Amazon.com Inc. to test drone delivery inside the U.S. ... The delivery of an inhaler on Thursday was conducted in partnership with CyPhy Works, a drone maker in which UPS holds a stake. The delivery kicks off a wider test by UPS of using drones for commercial deliveries to remote or difficult-to-access areas... UPS’s delivery marks the first major commercial delivery conducted via drone in the U.S. since the Federal Aviation Administration implemented long-awaited rules in late August authorizing businesses to start using small drones. The company previously has tested drone use for indoor warehouses and international disaster or human-aid relief, which aren’t subject to the same regulations. UPS is on the FAA’s drone advisory committee... 
(PHOTO: REUTERS/BRIAN SNYDER - A drone made by CyPhy Works carried a UPS package on Children's Island off the coast of Beverly, Mass., on Thursday) - Boston, MASS, USA - The WSJ, by LAURA STEVENS and GEORGIA WELLS - Sept. 23, 2016

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