Amazon tests drones at secret Canada site
When Amazon finally got FAA approval to do outdoor testing of its delivery drones in the U.S., the FAA approval process had taken so long that the model that was approved was already obsolete, in that Amazon had upgraded their drone model. So Amazon started conducting their outdoor flight tests in Canada instead where the approval process was much quickly. Will we see more companies moving their drone testing to Canada where it seems that applications are being processed in weeks rather than the months it currently takes in the U.S.? Maybe the problems that such a major company like Amazon is having will get the FAA to change/speed up their approval process for commercial drone use.
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