While an industry has been growing behind the development of unmanned drones, the Federal Aviation Administration has been drawing up rules for what’s already “the busiest, most complex airspace system in the world.” After six years, its preliminary work is expected soon, but elements are beginning to leak out. The industry is not happy. One advocate for drone makers and innovators — including Google and Amazon — says new rules leaked from the FAA are, “so divorced from the technology and the aspirations of this industry…that we’re going to see a loud rejection.” That’s according to Jack Nicas, who covers aviation for the Wall Street Journal.
How High Will They Fly? A Peek at New Drone Rules
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