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In Canada, Unabashed Wooing of Commercial Drones

6 hours agoTechnology : Bits

The Canadian transport minister's enthusiasm for miniature, unmanned aircraft stands in stark contrast to the Federal Aviation Administration’s approach.

Amazon Is Testing Delivery Drones In a Secret Canadian Location

US regulators have worried that the Federal Aviation Administrations (FAA) glacial approach to approving commercial drones would result in big business leaving the country, and now its actually happened: Amazon has shipped up to Canada to test its delivery drone tech. Show More Summary

Amazon Is Testing Its Delivery Drones in a Secret Location in Canada

Forget the U.S. and its rules. The Guardian is reporting that, frustrated by the Federal Aviation Administration, Amazon has been testing its delivery drones in a top-secret site just 2,000 feet from the US border. Read more...

The FAA Is Investigating a Drone Pilot It Bothered for Posting Videos on YouTube

The Federal Aviation Administration is now officially investigating the Florida drone pilot it contacted earlier this month for monetizing his videos on YouTube. The new investigation, the FAA says, is purely safety-related. Jayson Hanes...Show More Summary

Flight Pattern

It’s legal to fly a drone for fun in the United States. But while the Federal Aviation Administration deliberates over its final rules on unmanned aerial vehicles, what constitutes prohibited commercial usage and what doesn’t remains a considerable source of confusion. Two drone hobbyists discovered this the hard way recently. Show More Summary

Amazon complains U.S. is too slow to regulate drones

Days after getting approval to test certain commercial drones, Amazon says the Federal Aviation Administration is dragging its feet on the matter. Video provided by Newsy        

Republicans want to privatize air traffic control

Here's a great Republican idea: Let's privatize air traffic control. Don't you want corporate profits to be a factor in your safety in the air? Republicans point to delays on the Federal Aviation Administration's technology upgrade from radar to NextGen as a reason to privatize. Show More Summary

Congress on Drones: Big Business Wins, Hobbyists Lose

The drones are coming, the drones are coming, the drones are here. But then again, they've always been here. Hobby use of model aircraft predates the Federal Aviation Administration and has never been regulateddon't expect it to last. Show More Summary

Business News Roundup, March 20

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has issued online retailer Amazon a certificate to experiment with unmanned aircraft for research, development and crew training. The FAA said Thursday that under the provisions of the certificate,...Show More Summary

FAA loosens rules for commercial drone flight

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If you want to operate your drone for commercial reasons in the US at the moment, there are considerable hoops you'll need to fly through first. But an announcement today from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to makeShow More Summary

US Drone Policy Expected to Be 2 Years Behind Schedule - GAO

The US Government Accountability Office reported that the US Federal Aviation Administration could issue final regulations on the use of commercial drones in 2016 or 2017., Inc. (AMZN) Expresses Frustration Towards the United States Federal Aviation Administration, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), the world’s famous e-commerce giant, has expressed its frustration today against the United States Federal Aviation Administration over delaying its approval to commercial drone testing. A Reuters article...Show More Summary

Amazon's Drone Delivery Permit Is Already Obsolete

Last week, Amazon finally got permission to start testing its delivery drones outside. Thing is, the drone that got approval is already outdated and is no longer flown by the company, because the Federal Aviation Administration took so long to approve it. Show More Summary

Unchecked Government Drones? Not Over My Backyard

This piece originally appeared in The Hill's Congress Blog. On Thursday, The Federal Aviation Administration gave Amazon the green light to begin testing drones While you aren’t likely to be getting your Amazon order delivered by drone...Show More Summary

Amazon Drone Deliveries One Step Closer

Your Amazon orders of the near future could be landing at your doorstep from the skies. This isn’t science fiction, but a very real possibility made more possible after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued an experimental airworthiness certificate to an Amazon Logistics, Inc. Show More Summary, Inc. (AMZN) Gets Permission to Experiment the Drones for its Prime Air Service, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s dream to deliver its product packages to customer via drones are not crushed yet, as Federal Aviation Administration has issued a certificate that allows the company to test delivery drones for its Prime Air Service. A CNET article reported on the news and discussed about the details regarding new certificate issued which […]

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Amazon has received Federal Aviation Administration approval to test drones outdoors. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon wants to test out delivery drones, available for 30-minute runs.  [ ] Maple the dog listens to sad-boy acoustic guitar covers of pop songs. Show More Summary

Amazon's Drone Delivery Permit Barely Lets It Test Anything

The Federal Aviation Administration has given Amazon permission to test a version of its forthcoming drone delivery program, meaning the agency at least sees the potential for drones to deliver packages in the future. To be clear, the "experimental airworthiness certificate" is not what Amazon has been asking for. Show More Summary

Amazon's FAA Exemption Doesn't Make Prime Air Any More Real

The Federal Aviation Administration just granted an experimental airworthiness certificate to one of Amazon’s delivery drone designs. However, this doesn’t make Prime Air any more realistic than it’s been up to this point. The FAA’sShow More Summary

FAA Clears Amazon To Start Testing Delivery Drone Flights

Amazon is getting one step closer to the company’s dream of delivering packages by air, as the Federal Aviation Administration has given the company the go-ahead to start testing drones outside. The FAA issued an experimental airworthiness...Show More Summary

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