Matternet’s delivery drone design has been approved by the FAA

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Matternet’s Model M2 drone delivering for the Swiss Post. | Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

Matternet has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Model M2 drone delivery drone design. In a press release, Matternet explains that the Model M2 is the first non-military unmanned aircraft to achieve Type Certification by the FAA, which determines that an aircraft’s design meets regulatory standards.

The California-based Matternet has been testing its Model M2 drone over the past four years in the US as part of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program. Matternet says getting the green light from the FAA could help streamline the process of “implementing new networks and getting approvals.”

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Matternet’s Model M2 delivery drone.

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Author: Emma Roth