DroneUp, Blueflite Partner “to Bring Advanced Commercial Drone Capabilities for Fast, Safe and Reliable Deliveries” 

Drone­Up, a lead­ing U.S drone deliv­ery com­pa­ny, announced this week a part­ner­ship with Blue­flite, a cut­ting-edge drone tech­nol­o­gy firm, reports a press release. The col­lab­o­ra­tion aims to bring advanced fast, safe and reli­able last-mile drone deliv­er­ies.

The announce­ment comes after months of joint col­lab­o­ra­tion and on the heels of DroneUp’s recent unveil­ing of its inno­v­a­tive Drone Autonomous Ecosys­tem, “a plat­form that promis­es to rev­o­lu­tionise the deliv­ery indus­try,” explains the release. 

Mean­while, with its advanced drone capa­bil­i­ties, includ­ing inter­nal pack­age stor­age and high-speed flight, Blue­flite’s tech­nol­o­gy “is a per­fect fit for Drone­Up’s Ecosys­tem, ensur­ing quick, safe, and reli­able deliv­er­ies with­in a 15-mile radius of part­nered ven­dors,” con­tin­ues the release.

John Ver­non, CTO of Drone­Up, remarked, “Our selec­tion of Blue­flite as a part­ner was based on their inno­va­tion capa­bil­i­ties and tech­no­log­i­cal excel­lence. Their vision aligns with ours and we’re excit­ed about the future of the col­lab­o­ra­tion, as it strength­ens the back­bone of our Autonomous Ecosys­tem.”

Frank Nop­pel, CEO of Blue­flite, added, “By pool­ing our resources and exper­tise, we’re not just advanc­ing drone deliv­ery tech­nol­o­gy, we’re mak­ing it more acces­si­ble and effi­cient for every­one, set­ting new indus­try stan­dards along the way.” 

Frank Nop­pel

The release con­tin­ues, “While Drone­Up plans a phased roll­out of the Ecosys­tem in select mar­kets in 2024, Blue­flite is geared up to sup­port this pio­neer­ing ven­ture, aim­ing to deliv­er trans­for­ma­tive solu­tions that will ben­e­fit busi­ness­es and con­sumers world­wide.” 

This col­lab­o­ra­tion comes at a time when drone deliv­ery is on the rise across Amer­i­ca and retail­ers, QSRs and c‑stores look for new, inno­v­a­tive ways to put goods in their con­sumers’ hands at a frac­tion of the tra­di­tion­al deliv­ery cost. 


Found­ed in 2016 by Tom Walk­er and based at Vir­ginia Beach, Drone­Up has 26 employ­ees. The com­pa­ny has expe­ri­enced a num­ber of impor­tant pre­vi­ous col­lab­o­ra­tions includ­ing with super­mar­ket retail­er, Wal­mart. In Jan­u­ary, Drone­Up was approved by the FAA to con­duct BVLOS tri­als for med­ical deliv­er­ies at the River­side Health Sys­tem facil­i­ties in East­ern Vir­ginia.

Formed in 2018, Blue­flite designs and man­u­fac­tures advanced drone sys­tems and soft­ware for an inte­grat­ed approach to car­go deliv­ery. The company’s patent­ed plat­form han­dles all aspects of logis­tics oper­a­tions and pro­vides a one-stop solu­tion.

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