Novant Health Launches Drones to Aid Pandemic Response

Health Leaders: Novant Health, Inc. said Wednesday that it will use drones to shuttle personal protective equipment and other medical supplies to its hospitals battling the coronavirus pandemic in the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area.

The service, a partnership with drone flight company Zipline, is the first to be granted a Part 107 waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration. The operations will be under the auspices of the North Carolina Department of Transportation's Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program, Novant said in a media release.

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