Flytrex gets FAA okay to double drone delivery areas in NC, Texas
Drone delivery company Flytrex announced it has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to double the size of areas it has been operating flights in North Carolina and Texas to two nautical miles, vastly increasing the potential number of households it can serve.
Israel-based Flytrex has been a major mover in the development of drone delivery of food and retail orders since it first launched activity in Iceland in 2017, then turned to the US to seek FAA approval. Since initially introducing service in North Carolina in 2019, the company has added two more areas it serves in the state, and in March announced the new aerial operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area town of Granbury.
Under the new FAA approval announced today, Flytrex will be able to double the previous radii of its drone delivery zones to two nautical miles, increasing the number of potential households served from 40,000 to nearly 100,000.
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