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FAA Drone Rules May Not Include Items On Amazon's Wish List

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FAA Drone Rules May Not Include Items On Amazon's Wish List

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) customers shouldn't expect drones to deliver their goods any time soon as the Federal Aviation Administration is set to announce new rules and regulations over how businesses can use drones.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday the FAA is considering allowing drones weighing 50 pounds or less to fly at low enough altitudes in daylight hours and within sight of operators. However, businesses looking to use drones in their operations are unlikely to be satisfied following the release of the new rules and regulations - which could come as soon as Tuesday.

The FAA's leaders have privately acknowledged in the past, and are now starting to publicly acknowledge, that they are behind the curve in coming up with new rules and regulations.

The Wall Street Journal did however state that future FAA rules would allow drones to fly at night over densely populated areas. However, this unlikely to be a reality until the end of the decade when technical and regulatory conditions are acceptable to the government agency.

 

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