Amazon has just made it known that the Federal Aviation Administration has granted them provisional use of drones. It is a “summary grant” that allows for the e-commerce company to operate 30 Section 333 unmanned aircraft systems. This is a type of flexible regulatory approach which the agency has been using to help push this new technological development along.
Indeed, this new approach to regulation will help to speed along exemptions for Section 333 crafts. As part of the 2012 FAA reauthorization law, the Secretary of Transportation has authorization to determine if commercial UAS operated craft can be allowed.