The amendment from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is linked to developments in the M2’s hardware and software, which will help Matternet and its customers to scale operations faster and more efficiently.
It is the first drone to receive its second Type Certificate having become the first non-military unmanned aircraft to be certified in September last year and receiving Production Certification two months later.
Andreas Raptopoulos, Founder and CEO of Matternet, says, “We are thrilled with the FAA’s decision to grant this amendment, the first-ever to a UAS Type Certification. As we develop more advanced technology, it's very important that we are able to move quickly through the FAA Type Certification process, the gold standard in airworthiness certification.”
The updated M2 is in production and will be made available as Matternet continues to overcome regulatory hurdles to make drone deliveries possible.