Amazon is increasing its drone tests in UK airspace after winning approval from the government to lift strict flying restrictions in a major boost to its plans for unmanned delivery aircraft. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has granted the company permission to test its aerial vehicles without several of the rules that typically bind drone pilots. The agreement will see Amazon move a step close to Jeff Bezos’s dream of fleets of drones delivering small packages directly to shoppers within 30 minutes.

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