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Drone Industry Fears Trump Turbulence in Rule Expanding Flights

  • FAA regulations for drone flights over people face delay
  • Amazon package deliveries, news photographers need FAA rules

A long-awaited framework for allowing drone flights over people -- a key step in the growth of the industry -- has been put on hold because of security concerns, prompting fears that the standards will get caught up in the Trump administration’s anti-regulatory push.

The dreams of companies such as Amazon.com Inc. to deliver packages via drone or of mobile-phone companies to check their towers in urban areas with them depends on the Federal Aviation Administration crafting this new rule.