The american logistic company UPS announced toevaluate to:
- Beta Technologies’ electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft to land on-property at UPS facilities in small and mid-size markets.
- Enhances UPS network flexibility, benefits healthcare providers and small and medium-sized businesses.
- Flexible, sustainable solution to reduce air network emissions; recharging station can also be used with electric-powered ground vehicles.
UPS, together with its UPS Flight Forward subsidiary, plans to purchase electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Beta Technologies (BETA) to augment its air service for select small and mid-size markets. These aircraft will take off and land on-property at UPS facilities in a whisper-quiet fashion, reducing time-in-transit, vehicle emissions, and operating cost.
This new step integrates into UPS strategy with UPS Flight Forward (UPS FF)to establish new airborne distribution channels – UPS FF received a full part 135certification by FAA which allows them to operate out of line of site and operate as a “drone airline” .
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