Fruity Chutes Drone Parachute Recovery System Part of the Matternet M2 System that Earned First Non-Military FAA Type Certification

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Fruity Chutes, the leading parachute recovery systems provider for UAS, announced its partnership with Matternet in earning an FAA Type Certification.

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Fruity Chutes provided Matternet with its drone-optimized Iris Ultralight parachute, alongside crucial safety components such as shock cords and harnesses. The successful acquisition of the Certification establishes Fruity Chutes as being the first ever UAS recovery company to have a drone parachute complete the FAA’s four-year evaluation process.

Fruity Chutes’ Iris Ultralight and its accompanying safety components were integrated with Matternet’s M2 drone over the course of the two companies’ six year collaboration. In order to satisfy all parachute recovery requirements, the M2 drone and the integrated