FAA's Sluggish Pace Frustrates Amazon's Drone Ambitions


For one brief shining moment, it appeared that Amazon and the Federal Aviation Administration were in concert on outdoor drone testing in the U.S., but in testimony before a Senate subcommittee hearing held Tuesday, Amazon put paid to that notion.
Although the FAA last week granted Amazon permission to conduct outdoor tests, the unmanned aircraft system covered by the authorization is no longer in use. “We don’t test it anymore,” Paul Misener, VP for global public policy at Amazon, told senators at the hearing.

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