FAA Officials Say They will Streamline Rules to Accelerate Flying Permits for Small Drones
Drones or unmanned aircrafts are creating a new buzz but the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been too cautious about permissions being granted for their flying.
Many companies have complained that the bureaucratic obstacles are keeping the promising drone industry from growing and the companies are not being able to utilise the economic benefits which the drones, promise. On Tuesday finally, the FAA officials said that they are streamlining the regulations to accelerate the process for permits that will allow the small, commercial unmanned aircrafts to fly.
Amazon. com, which has been seeking permission for long to test its delivery flights for drones, complained that FAA took a very long time to approve its request for its test flights for delivery drones. The company said that by the time the permission was granted last week, the model of the drone planned for the test had become obsolete already.
The officials of the drone industry complain that that the restrictions placed by FAA on testing drone flights have forced many companies in the U. S. to shift the testing grounds to overseas areas and that has given the foreign competitors an upper hand.
Amazon plans to use the services of drones to deliver packages that weigh lesser than fifty pounds to customers in thirty minutes or lesser time frame.
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