FAA ready to award first drone airline licence within the next month

The FAA is expecting to awards its first licence to operate a drone airline in the next month. According to a report from Reuters, an official at the regulator described how the agency decided last year that the large-scale commercial package delivery operations by drones would need to meet the same safety and economic certification standards as other airlines. FAA Office of UAS Integration executive director Jay Merkle said: “In the next month we expect to announce we will have our first ... air carrier certificate for operating a drone airline, “That is a major accomplishment for us and our
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