Deuce Drone Receives Approval to Fly Over People

Deuce Drone hopes to begin delivery services in the Mobile area by the end of the year. Photo by Mike Kittrell

Deuce Drone, a Mobile company that provides technology-driven last-mile delivery services, has received FAA approval to conduct operations over people.

That’s a key development for the company that uses drones to deliver food and other items.

A longstanding Federal Aviation Administration rule has forbidden most drones from flying over people, and the approval means Deuce Drone doesn’t have to seek a waiver.

“We’re thrilled about the FAA’s changes to rule 107 and receiving our compliance license,” said Rhett Ross, CEO of Deuce Drone. “Being able to conduct FAA-compliant operations over people affords a number of promising business opportunities and provides a path to monetizing metropolitan delivery services. This marks a truly significant milestone in Deuce Drone’s growth trajectory.”

Over the past year, Deuce Drone has conducted closed-field tests with Buffalo Wild Wings and Rouses Market. Food delivery will be a major component of Deuce Drone’s business when it officially launches, probably by the end of the year.

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“We are really excited about expanding Deuce Drone delivery services and the next phase of our journey,” Ross said.

For more on the company, see the Business Alabama April story here.

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