Drones in the backyard: FAA grants home delivery to Flytrex

After months of testing drone delivery to designated pickup locations, Flytrex is now able to take the next step — delivering to the customer’s yard.

The Israeli-based company announced Tuesday that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had approved its request to fly drones over people, allowing expansion of a pilot program from its current constructs to include delivery of thousands of items to customers’ yards.

“The FAA approval is important to expanding on-demand drone delivery throughout the U.S. in compliance with the highest possible safety standards,” said Yariv Bash, co-founder and CEO of Flytrex. “Through this expansion, we will be able to glean valuable insight into usage and customer preferences, allowing us to further tailor our offering to meet consumer needs. With the ongoing help of the FAA, drone delivery will soon become the rule rather than the exception.”

The expansion will take place in partnership with Causey Aviation…