Aviation authorities in the UK, US, Britain and New Zealand have been working to adjust their rules to accommodate the low-altitude flights.
It's a small, electric-powered wheeled vehicle which one website describes as essentially a $30,000 military-grade robot refitted as a pizza deliverer. A drone pizza delivery was demonstrated in Auckland today and was attended by the NZ Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Minister for Transport, Simon Bridges.
The drones will initially only be used in calm weather, with the company opting to revert to traditional delivery methods during periods of high wind and rain.
Domino's is also looking at opportunities for drone delivery trials in its six other markets - Australia, Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Japan and Germany.
As previously reported by Post&Parcel, Domino's also generated a significant amount of media coverage (which is perhaps the main goal of the exercise) when it unveiled a land-based delivery robot, called the Domino's Robotic Unit (DRU).
Pepperoni Passions and Mighty Meatys could soon be flying to Domino's Pizza customers in New Zealand under the pizza chain's plan to operate the first commercial drone delivery service.
The Flirtey pizza delivery (not to be confused with a flirty pizza delivery, which is usually just an attempt at getting a higher tip) was the result of a partnership between the drone manufacturer and Domino's Pizza Enterprises.
It's a particular problem in the USA, as new Federal Aviation Administration rules in June regarding drone weight, speed, etc. have nearly dashed the hopes of companies wanted to deliver by air in the country. Never will it have been easier to get 75 hot pizzas delivered straight to Bag End. The personal, on-demand delivery service developed by Flirtey, using proprietary software and hardware, represents a new age of delivery for a new generation of consumer. On Thursday Domino's and their drone loving partners Flirtey, released a video of a Flirtey drone successfully delivering a Domino's pizza THROUGH THE SKY. While the US will officially approve the practice of drone delivery at the end of August, it won't allow it if the drones fly over people nor-cross state lines.
Besides 7-Eleven, Flirtey has worked with NASA. Now?