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Amazon Conducting "Secret" Delivery Drone Trials in Canada

The Federal Aviation Administration finally gave Amazon an "experimental airworthiness certificate" on Thursday, allowing the e-retailer to test its delivery drones in American skies. But government approval may have come too late: Amazon has actually been conducting covert tests of the drones above British Columbia after getting the thumbs up from Canadian officials. Last month, the FAA slightly loosened restrictions on commercial drone use, but it's lagged more than Amazon and peers would like as they await the next phase in delivery goods bought online. [NYDN]

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