U.S. FAA urged to speed use of drones in disaster response

April 21, 2015 1:00 PM

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WASHINGTON, April 21 (Reuters) - U.S. companies including insurers and aerospace manufacturers urged federal aviation regulators on Tuesday to speed up the use of drones in disaster response and relief operations in the United States.

A report sponsored by the groups and released by the consulting firm 32 Advisors advocates drone use for purposes ranging from response planning and damage assessment to supply delivery and Wi-Fi and cellular phone relay services.

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