Wing’s drone delivery service has made thousands of deliveries during pandemic

During the , Wing’s drone delivery service has made thousands of deliveries in and around the world. is a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet and has been testing with its drone delivery service in Australia for some time.

Wing’s drone delivery service has made thousands of deliveries in Australia during coronavirus pandemic

Wing’s drone delivery service has seen an increase of its deliveries of 500% between February and April, including in Australia. Wing operates its drone delivery service in Canberra, Logan, Queensland, in the US and Helsinki in . Around the world the company reported a 350% month-over-month increase during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We saw the number of deliveries double from February to March, then again from March to April, including thousands of deliveries in Australia in that timeframe,” Maria Catanzariti Wing Communications Lead told Business Insider Australia via email.

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Coffee, fresh bread, and household groceries such as mile, eggs, toilet paper, and even hot roast chickens and sushi have been delivered by Wing’s drones.

How does it work?

Here’s how it works. You place your order on the Wing smartphone app. the drone picks up your package at the delivery facility center and then flies the cargo to your destination. Once it gets there, it lowers the package from about 20 feet high by a tether. The drone does not actually land and it does not need any help to successfully complete the delivery. Once the package is delivered the drone returns to its base.

The Wing drones have a wingspan of about 3 feet, weigh around 10.5 pounds, and can carry roughly 3.3 pounds of payload. The unmanned aircraft can reach speeds of up to 70 mph.

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