A startup service has completed a successful urban delivery in Nevada

An independent drone delivery service, called Flirtey, completed the first fully autonomous Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-Approved urban drone delivery in the United States at the end of March. Flirtey successfully delivered a package that included bottled water, emergency food and a first aid kit by drone in an uninhabited residential setting in Hawthorne, Nevada.

The delivery exhibited the industry-leading advancements Flirtey has made in its drone technology and autonomous systems. While their was a Flirtey pilot and several visual observers on standby during the delivery as backup the autonomous system was not needed. The six-rotor drone flew itself along a pre-determined delivery route and lowered the package at a precise drop-off location.

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