“It is unfortunate, almost tragic, that this is being done in the UK and not the US,” says Timothy Carone, professor at the University of Notre Dame, and co-author of Future Automation—Changes to Lives and Businesses. He says the FAA is too focused on protecting traditional companies (think Boeing, Airbus, and the airlines), and not open enough to new entrants. “The FAA, like most government agencies, works on times scales that are increasingly slower than the evolution of new businesses and technologies. Soon it will make decisions on technologies that are already outdated.”
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