Electronics and Semiconductors

Flytrex approved for drone delivery to two nautical miles

28 July 2022
Flytrex delivers food and goods via drone by lowering packages by wire to customers’ backyards or in the front of their houses. Source: Flytrex

Unmanned aerial systems (UAS) vendor Flytrex has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to expand its delivery radius from one to two nautical miles.

The approval allows Flytrex to potentially reach 100,000 eligible customers across all operating stations, an increase from the 40,000 customers previously reached. Flytrex said it will continue to work with Causey Aviation Unmanned for flights of the drones that include food, drinks and most recently ice cream.

Currently, Flytrex operates drone delivery service in Granbury, Texas, a town outside of Dallas-Fort Worth, where the company signed an agreement with Brinker International, the owner of Chili’s Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy, for food deliveries in the region. The company also operates three stations in North Carolina: Fayetteville, Raeford and Holly Springs.

Flytrex said the FAA approval will allow it to expand operations in these stations with further on-demand UAS delivery.

“Drone delivery at scale is finally taking off, and this approval from the FAA positions us squarely at the forefront of that movement,” said Yariv Bash, co-founder and CEO of Flytrex. “This approval allows us to reach roughly 100,000 customers with our ultrafast delivery, and we look forward to continuing this exciting flightpath to one day bring three-minute delivery to the tens of millions of backyards across the U.S.”

The process for on-demand drone delivery will remain the same at each location with purchases being made through the Flytrex app for food orders and goods. The goods will be flown to a house and the product lowered safely by wire into backyards or front yards.

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