Israeli drone firm Flytrex has joined hands with the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR) to prove the corporate’s parachute on its package delivery UAVs at NUAIR’s New York UAS Test Site in Rome, N.Y.
Flytrex offers autonomous drone delivery program that allows purchasers to integrate on-demand independent drone delivery.
The second validation conducted by NUAIR, the test is predicted to advance efforts to normalize drone-powered package delivery. NUAIR is a non-profit alliance of private and public entities and academic establishments that offers expertise in aeronautical research, unmanned aircraft system (UAS) activities, and safety management.
“Currently, the FAA bans most drones from being flown straight over people,” a corporate statement notes. “Professional drone controllers can apply for a waiver from that restriction if they can prove they’ve strong safety mitigations in place along with having an authorized chute.”
Flytrex’s testing of the DRS-M600 parachute under NUAIR helps the recent declaration by New York State Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of a New York-Israel deal, and the development of a UAS Center of Excellence in the Mohawk Valley to be led by NUAIR.
“NUAIR’s testing at the New York UAS Test Site to validate the chute on Flytrex’s package delivery drones is assisting in moving this firm and others toward commercial UAS operation that will develop the drone sector and different industries in Central New York and the Mohawk Valley,” said Empire State Development President and Commissioner Howard Zemsky.