Flytrex is testing deliveries by drone in North Dakota and North Carolina and if you thought that drone deliveries were still off in the distant future. Well, then you haven’t spoken yet with Yariv Bash, Co-Founder, and CEO of Flytrex, a Tel Aviv-based drone startup.
Co-Founder and CEO of Flytrex, Yariv Bash Is very optimistic about the future of deliveries by drone. According to him, his company will be making thousands of deliveries by drone to customers by early 2021.
In Reykjavík, Iceland, Flytrex has already successfully completed thousands of drone deliveries since 2018. In North Dakota, at the King’s Walk golf course, Flytrex offers its drone delivery service now as well. Additional drone delivery tests are planned for a pilot in North Carolina.
The drone that Flytrex uses for its delivery services is a helicopter, capable of carrying a 6 1/2 pound payload up to 40 mph over a range of 6 miles. The unmanned aircraft uses a tethering system to lower its package when it arrives at its destination. The drone can make about 15 deliveries per hour compared to two or three deliveries per hour for a human driver.