From the Wall Street Journal:
United Parcel Service is seeking U.S. authorization to operate commercial drone flights, signaling the delivery giant's intent to compete in a developing but increasingly crowded sector.
The parcel carrier said Tuesday it had applied to the Federal Aviation Administration for certification of drone flights through the company's recently formed subsidiary called UPS Flight Forward Inc.
The certification if approved, would allow drone flights beyond an operator's visual line of sight, at night and without limit to the number of drones or operators in command, the company said. Such flights are highly restricted in the U.S.