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Re: Amazon Cries Foul Over FAA's Drone License Stalling
Posted by: Richard Adhikari 2014-12-17 18:44:19
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The FAA this week gave five licenses to four companies for UAS operations -- that is, flying drones. The drones will be used in aerial surveying, construction site monitoring, and inspecting oil rig flare stacks. The news led Amazon to launch a media blitz about its attempts to get a license and to renew threats to take more of its drone testing outside of the U.S. The firms that received licenses this week got them under Section 333, but Amazon is "involved in R&D, which is another angle," said FAA spokesperson Alison Duquette.

Re: Amazon Cries Foul Over FAA's Drone License Stalling
Posted by: jvinny 2014-12-17 18:48:37 In reply to: Richard Adhikari
If the FAA gets this wrong, people could literally DIE as a result~ I can see absolutely nothing wrong with the agency taking a little longer to do the best they can to get it right. And if that means that Amazon has to wait a little longer to get their stupid delivery drones (yet another solution for which there was no evident problem in the first place!) a little later, TOO BLOODY BAD!!
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