Drone delivery provider SkyDrop has announced that production of the fleet for the commercial drone delivery trial with Domino’s Pizza is now complete.
SkyDrop (formerly known as Flirtey) and Domino’s signed an agreement earlier this year to launch the second phase of commercial drone deliveries in New Zealand in the coming months.
Last-mile drone delivery
The company provides autonomous last-mile drone delivery, with its operational system consisting of two aircraft, one ground infrastructure platform, and one autonomous control station that enables a “seamless and frictionless workflow at the store location and scalable store-to-door drone delivery operations”.
SkyDrop’s drone delivery system enables delivery of hot pizza from the local Domino’s restaurants to the customer’s home. SkyDrop drones can carry a variety of Domino’s menu options, including extra-large pizzas and drinks.
Test flights in Nevada
In preparation for the commercial trial, SkyDrop is currently conducting test deliveries at its facilities in Reno, Nevada.
SkyDrop has raised approximately $40 million total investment to date, including a recent $2 million new investment from existing investors Sierra Angels, McFlirtey, Melbourne Angels, and Icehouse Ventures that is focused on advancing the commercial trial launch with Domino’s in New Zealand.