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FAA gives 4 more firms the nod to use drones

Published Thu, Dec 11, 2014 · 09:50 PM

Washington

THE US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday granted four more companies exemptions to use drones commercially, further opening the airspace to unmanned aircraft even as lawmakers raised questions about the risks.

Trimble Navigation Ltd, VDOS Global LLC, Clayco Inc and Woolpert Inc said in their petitions to the FAA that they would operate drones weighing less than 55 pounds (25 kg) and keep them within view at all times.

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