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Flytrex is one of the most innovative delivery providers that has caused a sensation with the use of drones for its services in the United States.
The company is one of many to benefit from the technological innovations of the modern age.
Flytrex was founded in Israel in late 2013, but it wasn’t until 2017 that the company would start its operations.
The first regulatory-approved operational delivery services were offered in Reykjavik, Iceland, where it became a leader in on-demand delivery services via autonomous vehicles.
The company became the first in the world to offer complete end-to-end drone delivery solutions.
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Flytrex drones can carry packages weighing up to 6.6 lbs or 3 kg.
Flytrex uses an attached delivery box to ensure customers receive their orders as packaged.
Using a fire release mechanism, the parcel is lowered 25m, ensuring quiet and safe delivery – from food and drinks to a dozen eggs.
They are also capable of covering a distance of around 6 air miles.
The drones typically fly at 52 km/h, allowing the company to reach customers in less than five minutes and keep food hot or cold at the destination.
Flytrex drones are also autonomous, meaning no one has to fly them.
The drones are fully electric and leave less carbon footprint compared to traditional delivery models.
Flytrex CEO and co-founder Yariv Bash said:
“It’s a lot faster and a lot quieter. We offer a much better solution for the customer and the restaurant. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
Despite its innovative concept, the company has a team of FAA-certified drone operators who oversee each delivery to ensure operations run smoothly. Flytrex app
The Flytrex app allows customers to order food from partner restaurants within the company’s delivery zone.
The app’s services are contactless, so users can order from the comfort of their home.
Yariv Bash said the company targets suburban markets as it is economically and strategically feasible to serve those areas.
However, he also discussed the process of obtaining permission from the FAA to fly drones, saying it was easier to protect them in the suburbs than in urban environments.
“This is a very nasty process,” Bash said of the FAA clearance process.
“Only three companies focused on home drone delivery are doing what we’re doing.”
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Cities with Flytrex
Flytrex services are available in the following cities:
- Granbury, Texas
- Holly Springs, North Carolina
- Raeford, North Carolina
- Fayetteville, North Carolina
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