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Walmart pilots drone delivery for groceries with Flytrex

September 10, 2020 / Matt Leonard

Neither Walmart nor the state of North Carolina is stranger to drone delivery. UPS has participated in the Federal Aviation Administration's drone Integration Pilot Program in North Carolina over the last couple of years. And Walmart began testing drones, beginning with indoor flights, as early as 2015. Flytrex also participated in the FAA's IPP in North Carolina. But as flights take off in North Carolina, Walmart acknowledges the last-mile delivery method is still in the early days.
"We know that it will be some time before we see millions of packages delivered via drone," Tom Ward, senior vice president for customer products at Walmart, said in a statement. "That still feels like a bit of science fiction."