In response to COVID-19, Flytrex, a drone technology company, has partnered with EASE Drones to launch its drone delivery service directly to backyards in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The initiative will provide necessities such as food, medicine and other essential goods via drone to selected households observing social distancing recommendations. The deliveries will be made in cooperation with the Northern Plains Unmanned Aerial System Test Site, with takeoffs taking place across the street from a local shopping supercenter, where provisions will be purchased. Deliveries will be offered to a select number of area households which have opted-in to the service during initial stages of the pilot program.
“In this time of crisis and social distancing, drones provide the ideal solution to bolster delivery capacity while keeping citizens safe at home,” said Yariv Bash, CEO at Flytrex. “UAVs offer safe, swift and efficient delivery of much needed goods with no risk of unnecessary human contact for consumers. We hope this initiative will alleviate hardships for as many of the people of Grand Forks as possible and help keep them safe and provided for.”
“With COVID-19 threatening the wellbeing of our community, our businesses, and our way of life, we are committed to easing the burden on our citizens by leveraging unique resources in this time of crisis,” said Michael R. Brown, Mayor of Grand Forks. “With innovation in our community’s nature, we are proud to spearhead the use of drones to ensure the health and welfare of our citizens. With the help of Flytrex and EASE Drones, we are deploying UAVs to limit unnecessary exposure to the coronavirus. We hope other communities will follow.”
Flytrex provides comprehensive, direct-to-consumer, autonomous drone delivery solutions that enable any business, from SMBs to e-commerce giants, to integrate on-demand drone delivery into their offering. The simple deployment of the Flytrex system requires only the use of a tablet and the company’s ready-made drones and cloud-based drone management system. From facilitating the regulatory process to providing insurance and maintenance, Flytrex offers an end-to-end drone logistics solution spearheading the drone revolution. Headquartered in Tel Aviv, the Flytrex team has 50+ years aerospace and defense experience.