Google Wins First FAA Approval for Regular Drone Delivery of Consumer Items

Alphabet
Inc.’s

Wing Aviation unit has received the first U.S. authorization to operate a fleet of unmanned aircraft for consumer-goods deliveries, a move that could jump-start various companies’ commercial drone services nationwide.

The Federal Aviation Administration’s decision represents a regulatory coup for Wing in a budding, fiercely competitive industry.

Amazon.com
Inc.

and other companies are vying for similar approvals to transport food and small consumer goods to residential customers.

Industry officials in the past have said it was likely

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