Autonomous Drone Makes Its First Deliveries In Iceland

Autonomous Drone Makes Its First Deliveries In Iceland
Cafe & Restaurant

Flytrex has partnered with the largest retail website in the country

Emma Hutchings
  • 28 august 2017

Drone delivery service Flytrex was recently granted permission by the civil aviation authority in Iceland to perform revolutionary commercial delivery flights using their autonomous delivery drone ‘Mule’. The drone can carry items up to 6.5lbs for a distance of six miles.

The flights will be carried out as part of Flytrex’s partnership with Iceland’s largest retail website, AHA . AHA has been delivering goods since April 2011 using a fleet of delivery vehicles, focusing on products, groceries and restaurant food in the city of Reykjavik. When they began looking for a more fast and efficient delivery method, they joined forces with Flytrex.

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Maron Kristófersson, CEO of AHA, said in a blog post:

“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.”

The delivery drones will be operating in Iceland throughout August, handled by specially trained AHA representatives. You can see Flytrex’s drone delivery service in action in the video below:

Flytrex

Drone delivery service Flytrex was recently granted permission by the civil aviation authority in Iceland to perform revolutionary commercial delivery flights using their autonomous delivery drone ‘Mule’. The drone can carry items up to 6.5lbs for a distance of six miles.

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+Iceland
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