Drones provide Fedex with new wings
Wing Aviation, an Alphabet company, is collaborating with FedEx Express and the retailer Walgreens to launch a first-of-its-kind drone delivery service in Christiansburg, VA, USA next month. The pilot programme will demonstrate the many benefits of drone delivery to communities by exploring methods to enhance last-mile delivery service, improve access to health care products, and create a new avenue of growth for local businesses.
Christiansburg was selected as the pilot location because Wing has been closely partnered with neighbouring Virginia Tech’s Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership for the past several years. Earlier this year, Wing became the first drone operator to be certified as an air carrier by the US authorities, allowing it to deliver commercial goods to recipients that may be miles away. (ah)