Amazon Gets FAA Permission to Test Delivery Drones

When the Federal Aviation Administration released its draft regulations for commercial drone flight last month, it appeared Amazon’s ambitions to launch a drone delivery service were effectively grounded.

But things aren’t always as they appear, and the Internet retailer’s delivery drones may still have a fighting chance.

On Thursday, the FAA issued Amazon a special “experimental airworthiness certificate,” which allows the company to conduct outdoor research to test its fleet of deliv

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