Modern Healthcare October 2, 2019
Jessica Kim Cohen

UPS has set its sights on serving hospital campuses after earning a first-of-its-kind federal certification to expand its drone delivery network.

UPS Flight Forward, a UPS subsidiary, last week earned Part 135 Standard certification from the Federal Aviation Administration. That marks the first time the FAA has awarded a company full approval to operate a so-called “drone airline,” lifting restrictions on how many drones the company can deploy and the weight of cargo onboard the drones, UPS said in a statement Tuesday.

UPS said its initial customer base for the drone delivery service will be hospital campuses.

Earlier this year, UPS launched its healthcare delivery service through a partnership with drone manufacturer Matternet, WakeMed Health & Hospitals, the North Carolina...