The company’s effort, approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, will be limited to parts of southwest Virginia. Original article at nytimes.com

A host of regulatory issues have slowed the progress of drone-delivery companies but they are making some progress and lots of tests are underway. Original article at nytimes.com

A former military airfield in Belgium will be used to test technology and help regulators set rules for delivery by unmanned flying devices. Original article at nytimes.com

The announcement is a victory for tech companies that have heavily bet that drone deliveries will be a part of retail in the future. Original article at nytimes.com

Jeff Bezos announced on Twitter that his company had made its first automated shipment, a two-mile, 13-minute trip to a shopper in Cambridgeshire. Original article at nytimes.com

When the online retailer unveiled its drone project in 2013 it was mocked. It still sounds like a long shot, but it doesn’t seem so crazy anymore. Original article at nytimes.com

Amazon doesn’t reveal much, but a little sleuthing suggests that drones may be central to the online retailer’s long-term strategy. Original article at nytimes.com

The British Civil Aviation Authority will allow the company to test several technologies that the United States has not permitted. Original article at nytimes.com

Previously, companies had to apply for special permission to operate drones. Now a range of businesses may use drones under 55 pounds, but not for package delivery. Original article at nytimes.com

Proposed regulations requiring daylight flights with craft always being kept in sight might ground planned delivery services like Amazon’s Prime Air. Original article at nytimes.com