Boeing is seeking an urgent exemption from FAA regulations governing rotorcraft external-load operations to enable flight testing of its CV2 unmanned cargo air vehicle (CAV).  The company’s petition says “time is critical,” as testing is planned to begin in September. The request for exemption, dated July 1, says Boeing was not informed that the multirotor CAV would be defined as a rotorcraft until late May. As a rotorcraft, the CAV comes under FAA Part 133 ...

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