DOMINO'S MAKES FIRST DRONE PIZZA DELIVERY
16 November 2016, Written by Chelsey Landford
IN a giant leap for pizza-lovers everywhere, Domino's has made the world's first commercial food delivery by drone in New Zealand today.
The Brisbane-based pizza giant shipped its first airborne order - a peri-peri chicken pizza, and a chicken and cranberry pizza - to customers in Whangaparaoa, north of Auckland.
The unmanned aerial vehicle, known as "DRU Drone by Flirtey", was controlled using GPS navigation and overseen by a team of experts and a qualified drone pilot.
"This is the future. I am proud of this partnership that has not only delivered this momentous event, but is leading the world for this important technology."
It appears customers are just as excited by the prospect, with Domino's GPS Driver Tracker Polls revealing 70 per cent would opt for drone delivery if given the opportunity.
Flirtey CEO Matt Sweeney says the rollout of DRU drones will place New Zealand at the forefront of technological innovation.
"The eyes of Silicon Valley and the world are on New Zealand, which has the most forward-thinking aviation regulations, and Flirty and Domino's are excited to bring world-leading technology, international investment and high paying jobs to the country," he says.
Author: Chelsey Landford