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Parachute Validation: An Unlikely New Step On the Road to Drone Delivery

Here”s a scenario for you: It”s ten years in the future and you”re walking down the street when a delivery drone malfunctions while toting a five-pound package. The high-pitched whine overhead changes octaves, you look up, and it”s clear this hurdling projectile is going down. Unfortunately, it”s a scenario that”s bound to play out. As

FAA Moves Ahead on Commercial Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has signed off on two approvals for key commercial unmanned aircraft projects. On June 5, the agency granted a “special airworthy certificate” to Amazon for its Prime Air drone-based package delivery service, an FAA spokesperson said in a statement emailed to FCW. The certificate allows Amazon to “operate its MK27 unmanned

Chinese Drone Maker Tries to Quell Talk of Data Siphoning

After a bruising Senate hearing over drone security issues last week, Chinese drone maker DJI told U.S. lawmakers that some claims made by witnesses were “inaccurate” and “unsubstantiated.” The company sent a letter on June 24 to the leadership of the Transportation Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce Committee in the aftermath of a hearing on