Drone Delivery in New Zealand SkyDrop
SkyDrop Granted Approval from Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand for Regular Drone Deliveries
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
SkyDrop (formerly Flirtey) has been granted Part 102 approval from New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to launch its first drone hub in Huntly, New Zealand. This positions SkyDrop as the first company in New Zealand to obtain approval for live store to door drone delivery, which also covers certain beyond visual line of sight operations.
SkyDrop creates aircraft, supporting software and launch platforms to provide customers around the globe with drone delivery solutions. The company’s delivery service provides faster and more affordable delivery for local communities, while also lowering traffic congestion and greenhouse emissions. With the new approval the company will be able to launch its first drone hub in Huntly, opening up access to a reliable stream of revenue through deliveries, benefitting SkyDrop as well as…