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Originally published by Startup Smart, 2 April 2015 by Broede Carmody

Sydney startup Flirtey is one step closer to achieving its goal of running the skies with drones after successfully completing a trial with New Zealand’s national search and rescue organisation.

Flirtey drone Image source: Startup Smart
Flirtey drone Image source: Startup Smart

The company, which hopes to use flying robots for commercial on-demand deliveries, assisted New Zealand Land Search and Rescue in their bid to find a missing person near Lake Roxburgh on the South Island.

The partnership saw one of Flirtey’s drones deliver emergency medical supplies entirely within New Zealand’s current civil aviation rules.

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