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Flytrex is one of the most innovative delivery providers that has revolutionized the industry 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 took the company until 2017 to begin 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.
Flytrex drones can carry packages up to 6.6lbs or 3kg.
Flytrex uses an attached delivery box to ensure customers receive their orders as packaged.
Using a firing mechanism, the package is lowered by 25 meters, ensuring quiet and safe delivery – from food and drinks to a dozen eggs.
Speed of the drone
They are also capable of covering a distance of approximately 6 air miles.
Drones typically fly at 32 miles per hour, allowing the company to reach customers in under five minutes and keep food hot or cold at its destination.
Flytrex drones are also autonomous, meaning no one has to fly them.
The drones are fully electric and leave a lower carbon footprint than traditional delivery models.
Yariv Bash, CEO and co-founder of Flytrex, 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 the innovative concept, the company has a team of FAA certified drone operators who oversee each delivery to ensure operations run smoothly.
The Flytrex app allows customers to order food from partner restaurants located within the company’s delivery area.
The app’s services are contactless, allowing users to order from the comfort of their own home.
Yariv Bash said the company is targeting suburban markets because it is economically and strategically feasible to serve these areas.
However, he also discussed the process of getting FAA approval to fly drones, saying it’s easier to protect them in suburbs than in urban settings.
“It’s a very delicate process,” Bash said of the FAA clearance process. “Only three companies that focus on delivering drones to homes do what we do.”
Cities with Flytrex
Flytrex services are available in the following cities:
- Granbury, Texas
- Holly Springs, North Carolina
- Raeford, North Carolina
- Fayetteville, North Carolina