Drone Delivery Demonstrations Begin at Large Industrial Centre

By Mike Ball / 23 Dec 2019

Flirtey drone delivery

Flirtey has announced that it has begun routine drone delivery demonstrations in a designated area inside the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center (TRI Center), located in Nevada. The demonstrations are in preparation for routine food delivery trials to designated points on the TRI Center park.

TRI Center is the largest industrial center in the United States and is home to more than 100 companies, warehouse logistics centers, and fulfillment centers, including Tesla’s Gigafactory, Walmart, Google, Panasonic and The Home Depot. These facilities employ approximately 25,000 people and span over 11 million square feet of property.

Routine drone delivery demonstrations are occurring several days a week at multiple times per day. Flirtey plans to ramp up flights and delivery demonstrations as this next phase of operations continues.

“These trials are the next milestone in bringing drone delivery to businesses in America, and consumers in Nevada will be among the first to have access to on-demand drone deliveries,” said Flirtey Founder and CEO Matthew Sweeny. “We look forward to expanding Flirtey drone delivery nationwide.”

The Flirtey Portal, a sophisticated takeoff-and-landing platform that enables scalable operations and fits into one parking space, has been set up in the TRI Center in a designated area. Select businesses within the area will be part of these demonstration delivery trials.

“TRI Center is thrilled to be a part of this exciting exercise, while exploring expanded services within our campus,” said Lance Gilman, TRI Center Co-Owner. “TRI Center strongly believes in the importance of introducing new technology that enhances our everyday lives.”

These drone delivery demonstrations are part of the next stage in Flirtey’s program to roll out operations. Following success in Nevada, Flirtey plans to scale drone delivery in 2020.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact