Wing Drones in Virginia Seeing Increase in Users During Pandemic Written 9 April 2020


A Wing Hummingbird drone carries a package as it leaves its launch site during a delivery flight demonstration in Blacksburg, VA, 7 August 2018. | Associated Press-©

Transport Topics reports that Alphabet’s Wing unit “is seeing a dramatic increase in the number of customers using its drone delivery service in rural Virginia during the COVID-19 pandemic.” Wing “has added new vendors and expanded the items customers can order to better serve people during the epidemic, the company said in a statement April 8.” Wing spokesperson Jonathan Bass said, “The technology is particularly useful at a time when people are homebound in many cases and the need to limit human-to-human contact is important.” In addition “to partnerships with FedEx Corp. and the Walgreens drug-store chain, Wing recently began deliveries from a bakery and a coffee shop.” 
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