Google's 'Project Wing' commercial drone service to launch 2015-11-06 10:52:35 / CONFERENCES

Project Wing, the air-delivery service from Google, tap NASA to help sidestep reams of bureaucratic red tape and get off the ground before, and it looks like the service could soon launch in earnest. The outfit's laying the groundwork right now and says that its goal is having the commercial flights up and running in 2017. The company is one of several working with the Federal Aviation Administration to develop a registry for drones and eventually dedicated air traffic control system. 

 

Google's David Vos told the audience at an air traffic control covention that his company would want low-altitude space (14,500 feet and below), coincidentally dubbed "Class G," reserved for UAVs to fly over cities. Rather than continuously doing the hokey pokey to get past the FAA, this is a crucial step to getting more commercial drones in the air.

 

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