Wing Drone Delivery in Texas Starts April 7, 2022.
by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby
Today, Alphabet subsidiary Wing has announced that it will be launching its drone delivery service in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex this Thursday, April 7th. The service – the first of its kind in a major U.S. metropolitan area – will begin by focusing on the City of Frisco and the Town of Little Elm, where it will deliver to thousands of suburban homes.
Wing will be collaborating with Walgreens, with drones staged at a local store in preparation to transport health and wellness products directly to the homes of customers. This undertaking will be the most scalable drone delivery operation in the U.S. so far, seeing Walgreens team members process their own orders and load packages onto drones, with Wing remotely monitoring the delivery.
Wing has also formed additional new partnerships in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and will be carrying out deliveries of ice cream from Blue Bell Creameries, prescription pet medications from easyvet, and first aid kits from Texas Health.
The launch of the Wing drone delivery in Texas is the latest in a series of accomplishments by Wing this year. On March 1st, Wing surpassed 200,000 all-time commercial drone deliveries, excluding test flights and test deliveries. After carrying out the first 100,000 deliveries over the course of two and a half years, Wing managed to complete the second 100,000 in a period of only six months. Additionally, the company’s Australian market recently saw its busiest week ever, completing over 1,000 deliveries in the span of a single day, with a delivery every 25 seconds.
Read more about Wing:
Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.
Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, a professional drone services marketplace, and a fascinated observer of the emerging drone industry and the regulatory environment for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles focused on the commercial drone space and is an international speaker and recognized figure in the industry. Miriam has a degree from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of experience in high tech sales and marketing for new technologies.
For drone industry consulting or writing, Email Miriam.
Subscribe to DroneLife here.
Merci à Drone Life.