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US industry lobbyists take aim at proposed FAA drone rules

They plan to convince regulators that cutting-edge technologies make some of the limitations unnecessary
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 05:50
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The ban on most commercial drone flights will stay in place until the FAA finalises its proposed rules - which could take anywhere from nine months to three years.

Washington

BUSINESSES hoping to capitalise on the commercial potential of drones are preparing to push back against proposed regulations that would strictly limit how the aircraft can be used.

During a 60-day public comment period on the rules, lobbyists representing a range of