Flirtey granted new patent for crucial drone delivery safety

Flirtey, a pioneer of the commercial drone delivery industry, announced this week, it has been granted a new patent crucial for safety, reports a company press release. This concession covers safety-enhancing technologies such as landing a drone in the event of failure by employing a parachute and steering the craft towards a safe location.


This is the third allocation the US Patent & Trademark Office has granted in the all-important area of drone delivery safety to Flirtey in 2020. “We are thrilled that the US Patent and Trademark Office has granted Flirtey another vital patent,” said Matthew Sweeny, company founder and CEO. “This latest one comes in time to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the ‘Kitty Hawk Moment’ when the company made its first drone delivery.”


Flirtey conducted this on US soil, in Wise County, Virginia, on July 17th, 2015. The flight had the blessing of the FAA which made it the first official drone