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Lyon-Hill, Sarah; Melissa Tilashalski; Kimberly Ellis; and Elli Travis
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Virginia Tech’s Office of Economic Development (OED) Team, the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) studied the impact and benefits of drone delivery in three metropolitan communities, Christiansburg, VA; Austin, TX; and Columbus, OH.

The study examined drones that carry five pounds or less, travel at high speeds of up to 80 miles per hour, have a five-mile operating range, and can match or exceed existing delivery services for cost and convenience. Three types of potential beneficiaries of drone delivery were explored: consumers, local businesses and the broader community, including the environment.

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Measuring the Effects of Drone Delivery in the United States
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