Boeing announced last week that it has successfully completed the first outdoor flight tests of their experimental cargo air vehicle (CAV). “In a safe and controlled environment, the electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) successfully took off, hovered, transitioned to forward flight and then landed safely,” says Boeing.

Cargo drones are currently not widely implemented in civil use, but the sector has huge possibility for value when regulations supporting drone delivery allow for greater use.  Recently, Google spinoff Wing Aviation announced that it had received the first FAA certification as an air carrier for drones, which is a first…

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