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Amazon defends beyond-line-of- sight drone use

But it concedes FAA's safety concerns

Washington

AMAZON insisted on a significant change to proposed US drone regulations before it introduces 30-minute Prime Air parcel delivery by unmanned aerial vehicles to its American customers.

The online retail giant - a major player in the development of UAVs for civilian missions - acknowledged safety concerns as the Federal Aviation Administration hammers out a final set of commercial drone-flying rules.

But it baulked at the FAA's proposal, set out in a notice of proposed rulemaking in February,...

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