Big things are happening over at Flytrex, the urban drone delivery service for businesses. As the company takes on drone delivery in Iceland, they point out the biggest and most complicated issue, regulations. Gaining the proper approval is a daunting task, taking time, effort and patience. In some cases, however, it can be nearly impossible.
It looks like all of its time and effort has paid off because the Civil Aviation Authority in Iceland granted the company permission to perform revolutionary commercial delivery flights. During the month of August, Flytrex will begin using its autonomous delivery drone, via its “Mule”, to carry up to 6.5 lbs over a distance of 6 miles.
Specially trained representatives from the AHA, Iceland’s largest shopping and retail website, will guarantee safe and fool-proof deliveries every time.
AHA has developed their software platform for over 6 years and operated using the software in a successful manner in the Icelandic market. They have been delivering goods since April 2011, using a fleet of delivery vehicles, focusing on products, groceries and restaurant food in the city of Reykjavik. AHA saw the need for change, and began looking for a more efficient and quick delivery method. That’s where Flytrex came in.
Reykjavik — our new location for commercial drone delivery flights!
“In the recent months there has been a tremendous increase in our online delivery orders, especially in the retail products and we are forecasting a very expedited growth in the grocery deliveries in the coming months.Over the last 4 years we have been monitoring online delivery solution technologies around the globe, and feel that Flytrex has a smart, safe and commercially viable solution to the problem. We hope to co-operate with them not only in Iceland, but also internationally in the future.”
Maron Kristófersson CEO of AHA
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