Zipline’s Drone-Delivery Service Approved as Air Carrier by FAA

A drone-delivery company that has made thousands of medical drops in Africa, including distributions of Covid-19 vaccines, was approved by US regulators to operate as a small air carrier.

Zipline International Inc., which already is making deliveries with companies such as Walmart Inc., said Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration certification would allow it to expand by shipping heath-care products from its North Carolina headquarters.