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Drone defenses at airports require FAA approval

As airports investigate drone deterrents to increase the safety of both planes and passengers, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is telling airports that they need its approval to install drone defense measures. The FAA said it understands the need for … Continue reading

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Drone danger at airports? Not if this task force can help it

If you’re worried somebody’s drone will get sucked into the engine of your jet as you take off, you’re not alone. Which is why Michael Huerta, former chief of the US Federal Aviation Administration, is helping lead a task force … Continue reading

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Drone company Wing gets ‘air carrier’ approval from FAA, allowing deliveries that will launch in Virginia

Wing, a delivery venture that is part of Google parent Alphabet, has become the first drone company to be certified as an “air carrier” by the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing it to launch a package delivery service within months in … Continue reading

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FAA approves UPS and partner Matternet to transport medical samples via drones across hospital system in Raleigh

UPS announced on Tuesday a first-of-its-kind logistics service in the United States to deliver medical samples via unmanned drones through a collaboration with Matternet. The program is taking place at WakeMed’s flagship hospital and campus in the Raleigh, N.C., metropolitan … Continue reading

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