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House approves five-year FAA reauthorization bill setting the stage for commercial drone operations in the US

After Republicans gave up on a plan to privatize air traffic control yesterday, the House of Representatives approved a five-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill featuring among other things, support from both parties to expand commercial drone operations in … Continue reading

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Driverless delivery: Amazon’s latest patent combines autonomous trucks with drones

Amazon.com Inc. has patented autonomous delivery truck technology that could work with drones to deliver packages more quickly and efficiently. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded the patent — filed in December 2014 — on Tuesday. It describes driverless … Continue reading

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Walmart files patent for drone shopping assistants

US supermarket giant Walmart has filed a patent to create a system of drones that can help customers with price verification and locate products in the store. The patent, which was published on 22 March 2018, but filed on 19 … Continue reading

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FAA Issues Refresher on Flying Drones Commercially

Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a refresher on its Part 107 rules for small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, covering commercial and government uses for drones weighing less than 55 pounds. If you’re looking to brush up on … Continue reading

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