Flytrex Gets FAA Approval for Drone Delivery

Flytrex gets FAA approval for drone deliveryIsraeli drone delivery company Flytrex has received FAA approval for drone delivery and flight over people.  Flytrex says that the approval will allow Flytrex to expand drone delivery of retail goods in Fayetteville, NC.  “The newly granted waiver permits Flytrex to operate its drone system above people, allowing for the largest-scale backyard drone deliveries of goods known to date.”

Flytrex performs drone deliveries in cooperation with long-time partner Causey Aviation Unmanned.  Causey Aviation also operates as a private manned aircraft service under a Part 135.

Flytrex operates as a retail delivery service.  Through an app, customers may order items from the neighborhood Walmart, Starbucks, and other local restaurants and cafes.  Now, Flytrex will be able to offer “food, drinks and other goods to thousands of eligible households in the area who can opt-in to the service.”  Customers can follow the status of their order along its route “until the package is…