Latin American food delivery service iFood announced this week, it has received full regulatory approval from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) to operate two drone food delivery routes in the city of Campinas, reports thespoon.tech. IFood is working in partnership with drone company Speedbird Aero. This is the first time drone-assisted food deliveries have been officially allowed in Latin America.
The drone deliveries are set to begin in October, although the food will not be flown directly to the customer’s front door. IFood will use a hybrid approach that includes both drones and last-mile ground transportation.