January 25, 2022
Flirtey has announced that it rebranded its last-mile drone delivery business to SkyDrop. The company will continue to offer OEM services of drone delivery systems for operators of last-mile delivery, as well as for existing drone companies around the world.
“We have been overwhelmed by demand since we started taking pre-orders for our best-in-class last-mile drone delivery product,” said Matthew Sweeny, founder and CEO. “We are seeing enormous demand coming from operators, who are rapidly adding delivery drones to their existing fleets. Today, we are announcing our new brand SkyDrop, and focusing on selling and licensing our hardware, software, and patents to leading operators around the world at the forefront of the trillion-dollar store-to-door delivery market.”
The company’s offering was recently validated through a deal with Mesa Air Group, the regional operator for United and American Airlines, which became the first scheduled airline to launch drone delivery in the U.S. SkyDrop said it refined their business model to be the OEM, focused on selling drone hardware and licensing autonomous software and patents to operators and existing drone companies. These operators will initially focus on servicing the trillion-dollar food delivery market with an intent to expand to additional markets, SkyDrop said.
However, SkyDrop also said it may choose to be an initial operator of their own technology to ensure new operators and their customers can grow successfully into these markets.
More details are available at the company’s new website here.