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Drone-Crowded Skies Get One Step Closer With U.S. Security Rules

Commercial drone use for deliveries and services is set to clear a major hurdle in the U.S. as soon as this week with new requirements that most of the devices transmit a radio beacon with a digital license plate to …

Drones to the Rescue: Berlin Lab Seeks Quicker Virus Tests

BERLIN — A German lab is hoping to cut the time it takes to send coronavirus tests across Berlin by using drones, thereby avoiding the capital’s clogged roads. California-based company Matternet is currently testing drone deliveries between a hospital and …

Amazon’s Drone Delivery Fleet Hits Milestone With FAA Clearance

Retail behemoth Amazon.com Inc. took a big leap toward delivering goods from the sky by becoming one of only a handful of companies certified by the U.S. government to operate as a drone airline. The Federal Aviation Administration designated Amazon …

Europe Air Safety Regulator Gives No Firm Date For 737 Max to Fly Again

PARIS — Europe’s air safety watchdog has no firm date for Boeing’s grounded 737 MAX to resume flights, it said on Tuesday, adding that the U.S. planemaker had some more work to do before a 17-month-old safety ban could be …

Aircraft Makers Go Digital to Fight Coronavirus Delivery Logjam

MILAN, Italy — Helicopter and jet makers are turning to digital technology so customers can inspect their big-ticket purchases remotely before taking delivery, as they strive to push through deals paralyzed by the coronavirus pandemic and bring in much needed …

Drones Need Tracking Network for Expanded Flights, FAA Says

All but the smallest civilian drones would have to broadcast radio tracking data to ensure greater safety and prevent terrorism under a sweeping proposal unveiled by U.S. regulators Thursday. The long-awaited draft rules call for a massive new tracking network …