Bell shows off its autonomous delivery drone

Bell drone
Bell’s flight team checks out the APT 70 aircraft after an autonomous test flight. (Bell via YouTube)

When it comes to self-flying drones capable of delivering packages, Amazon isn’t the only game in town.

Today Bell reported that it’s begun putting its Autonomous Pod Transport 70, or APT 70, through test flights at a facility near its headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. The tests are being conducted under an experimental type certificate through the remainder of the year, Bell said in a news release.

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By Alan Boyle

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