Matternet receives Type Certificate Amendment for M2 drone variant, plans scaled operations

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Matternet’s M2 drone a Type Certificate Amendment – the second Type Certificate awarded for the company’s drone delivery system. The latest UAS Type Certificate Amendment is awarded to a new variant of the Matternet M2 drone.

In September 2022, Matternet’s M2 drone was among the first non-military unmanned aircraft to achieve Type Certification, followed by a Production Certification in November 2022 in the United States. The aircraft underwent a rigorous evaluation process by the FAA, which resulted in the M2 drone proving to be airworthy and eligible for scaled commercial delivery operations, says the company.

The company says it is committed to evaluating the ever-evolving market and taking advantage of opportunities that will encourage mass adoption and drive the industry forward. It says the M2 variant will enable Matternet and its customers to scale operations faster and more cost-effectively.

The updated version of the M2 aircraft is currently in production and will be made immediately available as Matternet continues to work on exceeding regulatory hurdles so that drone delivery can become widely available to everyone. The company continues to explore and scale operations throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.

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