US households to get futuristic drone home deliveries soon

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Alphabet Inc’s aviation unit has partnered with Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and FedEx Corp for home deliveries in Virginia using drones.

Wing has already begun commercial air deliveries in Canberra, Australia and Helsinki, Finland. (Photo: AP)

Alphabet Inc’s aviation unit Wing said on Thursday it has partnered with Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc and FedEx Corp for deliveries directly to homes in Virginia using drones, beginning next month.

Earlier in April, Wing got the approval to start deliveries using drones in the state, making it the first company to get US air carrier certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

In January, the FAA proposed rules that would allow drones to operate over populated areas and to end a requirement for permits for night use.

Wing has already begun commercial air deliveries in Canberra, Australia and Helsinki, Finland.

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