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SF Express Approved to Fly Drones to Deliver Goods

SF Express has a plan in which its drones — like this model on exhibit in 2017 — could deliver parcels to every corner of China within 36 hours. Photo: VCG
SF Express has a plan in which its drones — like this model on exhibit in 2017 — could deliver parcels to every corner of China within 36 hours. Photo: VCG

Chinese consumers already have it good with flying-fast delivery service. Soon deliveries could be even faster, after China approved the first license for drones to drop off products.

The license went to logistics giant SF Express Co. It’s a milestone in a country that is a global leader in drone manufacturing and use.

The Civil Aviation Administration (CAAC), the country’s civil aviation regulator, granted the license on Tuesday for pilot operations of drone deliveries to a Jiangxi-based subsidiary of SF Express.

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