FAA lays out process for drone progress

Amazon drone delivery

An Amazon delivery drone descends during a test run in England.  (Amazon via YouTube)

The Federal Aviation Administration today followed up on a White House mandate to speed progress toward drone deliveries by laying out a streamlined plan for approving more advanced operations.

Many of those operational features — such as flying beyond a drone operator’s visual line of sight, night flights and flying over people — are considered crucial for the drone delivery schemes being tested by Amazon as well as Google’s parent company and other ventures.

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