Warrenton, Virginia. 30 April 2020. Titania Solutions Group, Inc. This week ABC News reported on Good Morning America that UPS will soon start delivering prescription drugs for CVS using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), also known as drones. In early May, this will become one of the first commercial for revenue drone delivery services in U.S. history and Titania is part of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) team that helped pave the way for this exciting new chapter in aviation history.
The IPP program is assisting the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) and FAA craft new rules that support more complex low-altitude operations. Teams participating in the IPP program are evaluating a host of operational concepts, including night operations, flights over people and beyond the pilot’s line of sight, package delivery, detect-and-avoid technologies, and the reliability and security of data links between pilot and aircraft.
Titania’s FAA team developed software applications and tools that were used by the government to evaluate proposals and make awards to IPP teams. Titania also developed a SharePoint portal used by the FAA to manage the IPP program and developed a knowledge management system that IPP teams use to report program data to the FAA.
The link below is for the news article on Good Morning America about the drone delivery service. Just a heads up – Notice the ABC reporter is reporting from home and apparently neglected to put on pants. Perhaps this is a lessons learned for all who are sheltering in place and working from home at this time. Just a reminder prior to joining a remote meeting, and/or turning on cameras for meetings and web conferences.