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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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Drone era arrives for local governments sooner than most

Drones may not be ready to deliver your next Amazon order in less than 30 minutes, but local governments around Southwest Virginia are already calling on the technology for simpler, more practical tasks. They’re not inventing high-tech systems, but rather … Continue reading

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Indiana Lawmakers Vote To Expand Police Use Of Drones

A bill would expand the ability for Indiana police to use aerial drones to collect evidence, in some cases without a warrant. House Bill 1358 would allow law enforcement to fly unmanned aerial vehicles over “public events”, emergency scenes, or … Continue reading

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FAA Turned Over More Safety Work to Boeing Under Pressure to Regulate Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration is handing off certification work to aircraft manufacturers like Boeing because of pressure on the agency to keep up with the rapidly growing drone industry. Officials from the FAA, National Transportation Safety Board, and Department of … Continue reading

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