Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ) has received permission in New Zealand to deliver pizza using drones. Domino’s has partnered with Flirtey, a tech startup that focuses on drones and deliveries. This is the first of its kind pizza delivery system.
Matt Sweeny, CEO of Flirtey, said in a statement, "Launching the first commercial drone delivery service in the world is a landmark achievement for Flirtey and Domino's, soon you will be able to order a Flirtey to deliver your pizza on-demand… New Zealand has the most forward-thinking aviation regulations in the world, and with the new U.S. drone regulations taking effect on Aug. 29, Flirtey is uniquely positioned to bring the same revolutionary Flirtey drone delivery service to partners within the United States."
Flirtey already has achieved some success proving that their drones actually deliver. The startup recently demonstrated a delivery of medical supplies by drone which has reached its destination.
Flirtey explained that complications are possible. In case of a battery running low or the GPS signal malfunctions, the drone then aborts the delivery process and returns back from where it started.