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SkyDrop Obtains New Zealand Approval for Drone Delivery Hub

First Operational Hub will “Unlock Revenue-Generating Deliveries" with a Clear Path to Economic Viability

SkyDrop, neé Flirtey, has obtained its Part 102 approval from the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to launch the firm's first drone hub in Huntly, New Zealand.

The new location will allow them to provide “live store to door drone delivery” in the country, operating BVLOS in a revenue-generating manner. SkyDrop is excited for the change, saying that the recent approval unlocks “ revenue-generating drone deliveries with a clear path to economic viability for SkyDrop and its customers.” They added that the CAA’s approval was particularly underpinned by the inclusion of their Parachute Recovery System on each delivery aircraft. Like many drone delivery operations, SkyDrop sees their services as an easy way to reliably provide speedy, cheap, and sustainable small parcel delivery for suburban and exurban populations. 

"SkyDrop is excited to work with the CAA to make New Zealand the innovation leader in speedier, cheaper, and greener last-mile drone delivery. This approval is a groundbreaking milestone for SkyDrop, and the drone delivery industry," said Matthew Sweeny, SkyDrop's Founder and CEO. "SkyDrop is set to launch regular drone deliveries to the nearly 10,000 people and businesses in Huntly. Tell us: What will you deliver? And if you want to be the next business or town in New Zealand with drone delivery, reach out to us at SkyDrop!"



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