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Technology at its best: Delivery by Drone at Canberra

World’s first delivery business from Drone has been granted permission in the capital city of Australia. Australian Aviation authority CASA approved Google parent Alphabets project wing, which delivers food, chocolates and medication 3000 homes.

Alphabet has beaten Amazon to launch one of its first commercial Drone delivery business. Alphabet made its first delivery experience at Canberra after getting approved from various dignified authorities. Wing, the company’s Drone delivery arm, was testing Drone delivery since 2014 and delivered various useful usable items to around 3000 homes in the last 18 months.

The aviation watchdog confirmed on Tuesday it had signed off on the scheme. THE CASA spokesman Peter Gibson said the safety of Drone, traffic management system, maintenance, Drone pilot training and operational plans have been executed.

“All the safety measures have been examined so that there is no danger to mankind, property or aircraft in the sky”.

He also informed that approval has been granted under the strict instruction of daylight operating hours.

The drones are banned from crossing from major roads as it may lead to some miscarriage and there’s a minimum distance they have to maintain from people on the ground.

During the trial fly, noise from the drone upsets the near residents who claimed that it would not be good for them, but later on, gave it a positive response.

Gibson on the noise issue told  CASA did consider noise issues as part of the approval process.

The drone delivery service is expected to start with 100 eligible homes in the area of suburbs of Crace, Palmerston and Franklin in Canberra in the upcoming weeks before expanding to Harrison and Gungahlin.

The company has acquired the best move regarding delivery as from now, people will get their parcels delivered on time without any delay.

The company estimated that Drone delivery could add $30m to $40m in additional revenue.

It will be eco-friendly also as it will reduce delivery cost as well as reduced carbon emissions and predict drones could deliver more items at one go. They will reduce the ETA and will be able to deliver items more safely and quickly.


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