Amazon just got permission from the FAA to start testing its delivery drones in the US

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The FAA has issued a special “experimental airworthiness certificate” to Amazon, allowing the company to conduct outdoor research, testing, and training of its Prime Air delivery drones.

Amazon announced it ambitious drone plans back in December of 2013, but it filmed the highlight reel video for that outside the US to avoid running afoul of FAA regulations. A year later it threatened to take its operations overseas if the FAA didn’t allow it to begin performing outdoor testing.

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