Listen: FAA approves first commercial drone delivery service
"And offshoot of Google just took an important step toward the elusive goal of drone delivery. I'm Geoff Colvin. A fortune magazine within side business, we've been hearing about drone delivery for years, but the process of regulating, it has moved extremely slowly. Now at last Google subsidiary called wing aviation has become the first drone operator to get government approval as an airline giving it legal authority to start delivering products to real customers and get paid for it regulations. Still don't permit most flights over crowds and urban areas. So for now wing aviation will deliver small consumer items to only to rural communities in Virginia, Blacksburg and Christians Berg, many companies have complained that the permitting process is onerous wing had to create extensive manuals training routines and a safety higher rookie, Joe says any air carrier. Must do wings. Drone is a hybrid of a helicopter and plane. So it can lift off vertically and fly horizontally at high speeds it will lower packages to people's yards with a tether while it hovers a safe distance overhead other drone companies applying for FAA approvals should be able to move much more quickly. Now that the agency and wing have worked through the issues of what rules should apply to drone operators, and which ones should not like the rules about flight attendants and"