Alphabet’s Wing obtained the first Part 135 air carrier certificate from the FAA for a drone delivery operation in April, and Amazon has applied for the same status for its Prime Air offering. Hard on their heels is a lesser-known company named Flirtey. “We’re the independent alternative to some of the largest technology companies in the world working on last-mile drone delivery,” says Flirtey CEO Matthew Sweeny. “We view this as a bit of a David versus Goliath ...

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