NEWS Amazon Hates New Drone Rules

The new FAA draft regulations for commercial drones include provisions that appear to shoot down Amazon’s plans for drone deliveries—and the company is far from happy about it. The FAA, which plans to require drone operators to have the aircraft in sight at all times, needs to “begin and expeditiously complete the formal process to address the needs of our business, and ultimately our customers,” an Amazon spokesman tells the Guardian, warning that the company is committed to making its “Prime Air” drone service a reality and if the US doesn’t cooperate, Amazon is “prepared to deploy where we have the regulatory support we need.”