New Matternet drone certified for testing

The Matternet M2 autonomous delivery drone has been approved by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to begin durability and reliability testing.

In order to get this certification the delivery drone it had to be deemed airworthy and is also eligible to be used by commercial air carriers.

Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO of Matternet, said, “We are moving efficiently through the Type Certification process and it’s because of Matternet’s aviation mindset and focus on safety and quality. The Matternet M2 has been purpose-built for its mission of urban medical delivery, combining solid engineering, years of flight experience, and the safety and security required for medical logistics.”

Matternet has been working with US logistics giant UPS in the United States since August 2018, and has been working with Swiss Post for a similar timeframe.