(Bloomberg) -- Commercial drone operators will have an easier time using and testing their devices in the U.S. after the Federal Aviation Administration said it has loosened some requirements for obtaining government permission to fly.

The FAA has awarded 48 waivers for commercial drone use under a program created by Congress to allow flights while the agency completes more formal regulations. Under that process, a company has had to petition the FAA for every type of instance and location where it wanted to use a drone for commercial purposes.

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