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AP Interview: Drones 'a huge game changer' for aviation

Drones are no longer aviation's next big thing. They are a big thing right now, as evidenced by the drones of all shapes and sizes showcased at the Paris Air Show.

And their proliferation begs a vital question: how can the industry make sure that swarms of new flying machines don't endanger each other, other users of the skies and people on the ground as they do everything from patrolling traffic to even delivering your burger and fries?

In an Associated Press interview Tuesday at the Paris show, the head of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration called the drone revolution "a huge game-changer" for the aviation industry, "similar to powered flight or jet...