Flirtey to certify and expand production of the Flirtey Eagle drone delivery system – sUAS News
Flirtey, the pioneer and leader in the commercial drone delivery industry, announced today that it has completed the technology to certify and expand U.S. production of its world-class drone delivery system for last mile delivery.
The aircraft designer and manufacturer’s technologies include the Flirtey Eagle, an advanced drone that enables precise deliveries to homes and businesses. the Flirtey Portal, a take-off and landing platform that performs scalable operations from store fronts; and Flirtey’s autonomous software platform that performs autonomous flight operations. Flirtey’s technology solves the problem of last mile delivery with faster, cheaper and more convenient delivery that takes vehicles off the road, reduces CO2 emissions and increases the overall safety of the transportation system. Flirtey’s technology enables small and large businesses to run their own logistics by delivering drones door to door to their customers. Flirtey is now taking pre-orders.
“Flirtey is certifying and expanding US production of delivery drones to meet growing demand. Flirtey’s technology enables companies to run their own logistics by offering shop-to-door drone deliveries to customers. Companies that use Flirtey’s world-class technology for last mile delivery of drones are pioneering the way to lower delivery costs and billions of potential new revenue. Flirtey is now taking pre-orders for drone delivery systems, ”said Matthew Sweeny, founder and CEO of Flirtey.
Flirtey’s advanced technology development was led by the director of NASA’s program to fly drones over people and was first unveiled at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Flirtey now has 1,000+ claims in a portfolio of issued and provisional patents and has operated more than 6,000 flights to date. With a safety-first approach, the company implemented a parachute system that can be deployed safely from the delivery height. The aircraft lowers the packages on a leash, enabling safe and precise delivery of drones to homes and businesses. This marks the completion of the Flirtey Eagle drone delivery system for FAA type certification (the FAA is working with Flirtey and a select group of companies for type certification).
The company previously raised approximately $ 15 million on its Series B preferred stock financing, which the company valued at approximately $ 100 million. Flirtey’s Series B investors include Hancock Prospecting, Lower Case Capital, Woowa Brothers, Ace Investment Partners, Amity Ventures, Y Combinator, Sierra Angels Members, Former Commonwealth Bank CEO Ian Narev, Former Australian Ambassador to the United States of America, Joe Hockey and Melissa Babbage (Member of Flirtey’s Board of Directors) and In-Q-Tel.
“In-Q-Tel searches the world market for cutting-edge technologies that are both commercially successful and have a high impact on national security. We are excited to be an investor in Flirtey, who have developed world-class technology for last mile delivery of drones, ”said Andy Ku, Principal of In-Q-Tel.
Flirtey is focused on completing the FAA certification process, rapidly scaling up and expanding U.S. delivery drone production in New Zealand, where the company’s technology is already certified, to meet growing demand.
Flirtey is an aerospace company and US drone delivery manufacturer that sells hardware and software systems for drone delivery in bulk. Flirtey pioneered the commercial drone delivery industry with a mission to save lives and improve lifestyles by making delivery instantaneous for everyone. The company first made history in 2015 when it made the first FAA-approved shipment of drones. In the years that followed, Flirtey was the first company to conduct autonomous drone delivery to a home, the first company to conduct commercial drone delivery, and the first company to pioneer AED drone delivery in the United States. Flirtey has worked with NASA, the City of Reno, Johns Hopkins University Medical School, emergency medical services company REMSA and various trading partners to develop the industry’s best drone delivery system for last mile delivery.
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