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FAA Misses Deadline to Broadly Legalize Commercial Drones

The growing industry is clamoring for a regulatory framework.

The Verge

In what comes as a surprise to precisely no one in the drone industry, the FAA has missed the deadline set by Congress back in 2012 to integrate drones — which it calls unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs — into the national airspace.

The goal was to have a comprehensive set of rules that would govern how commercial operations could use drones, updating the more generalized FAA regulations for UAVs that have been adapted to fit the booming population of both commercial and civilian drones. Instead the FAA has managed only to issue a draft proposal for new rules and to issue exemptions for commercial operations on a case-by-case basis.

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