FAA investigating drone flying near news helicopters

Monday evening, as Chopper 7 covered a fire in a Spanaway salvage yard, KIRO-TV Chief Photographer Scott Crueger turned the camera toward another helicopter taking video for KOMO-TV and KING-TV. A drone was flying above it. “We got a drone out here somewhere,” Crueger alerted colleagues in the newsroom. He guessed the drone was flying […]

FAA Approves Amazon Drone Delivery Test

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved Amazon’s request to begin testing its drones in rural areas of Washington state — a move many see as the first step towards making commercial delivery of packages by drones a reality in the US. Amazon was issued an experimental airworthiness certificate which allows the company to fly […]

Silicon Valley Startup Develops Drone-Delivery System

While Amazon.com Inc. and Google Inc. aim to use drones to ship packages to customers—an exceedingly complex task—one Silicon Valley startup says there is an easier way to deliver with drones. Matternet Inc. is working on creating networks of delivery drones that fly on largely fixed routes between base stations. The system can serve as […]