• Amazon, which has been pushing for greater regulatory clarity and experimental permission for its Prime Air drone delivery service, said that the United States has been far less progressive than other countries with its unmanned aircraft regulations that have, in part, stifled innovation.
  • Amazon’s message was clear: the U.S. is simply not doing enough for businesses that want to use drones. Ironically, the comments came less than three hours after the FAA issued an interim policy that streamlined the approval process for commercial drone use, granting companies that had gained exemptions under current law a “blanket” permission to fly UAVs anywhere in the U.S. with certain restrictions.
  • Those familiar with Senator Cory Booker’s plans said that that he is still working on a bill that would give businesses the right to use drones until the FAA settles on final rules in a process that could more than two years.

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