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Alphabet’s Wing Touts Milestone in its Growing Drone Deliveries

Aug 25, 2021

August 25, 2021 (Businesshala) — Alphabet Inc.’s Wing subsidiary is about to reach a milestone in the drone-delivery business: any day now it will deliver its 100,000th package to a customer. At its busiest delivery hub in Australia’s Logan City, the company earlier this month set a new internal record of 4,500 deliveries in a week. According to a top executive, the system will one day be a more efficient way of delivering goods to people’s homes. “We are extremely excited about our ability to offer this service at a lower cost than ground delivery very profitably over time,” Jonathan Bass, Head of Marketing and Communications, Wing LLC, told Businesshala News. “You can start looking at it and figure out what drone delivery will look like in urban and suburban environments around the world.” Even as government regulators in the US and elsewhere have rolled out technical requirements for this new class of flying machines, the wing is expanding rapidly, Bass said. In addition to its Australia test sites, it has development plans in Virginia and Helsinki, he said. A potential tectonic shift to regular deliveries of sandwiches, cups of coffee and rotisserie chicken remains a long-range target as regulators in the US and elsewhere wrestle with how they frame the rules. The US Federal Aviation Administration, which oversees the world’s busiest airspace, finalized a set of basic technical standards for how drones should be tracked with radio beacons. In recent months, it convened a panel of industry representatives to help develop key rules on how unpiloted instruments can fly safely over long distances. Wing – along with several other companies including Amazon.com’s Prime Air and United Parcel Service Inc. – has received various levels of approval from the FAA for testing in the US. Due to more restrictive regulations by the FAA, Wing’s demonstration project in Christiansburg, Virginia has been used to test various deliveries ranging from Girl Scout cookies to library books. Bass declined to provide delivery figures in the US. He predicted an expansion in the Virginia program as well as a similar effort in Finland. A separate testing site in Australia’s capital, Canberra, is also growing rapidly and currently does more than 1,000 deliveries a day, Bass said. Wing has not released detailed financial information and Bass has only said that the company does not yet charge customers for delivery. “We are investing in growth today,” he said. One of the most popular products for Wing Delivery is a simple cup of coffee. The company delivered 10,000 coffees in Logan City last year. The company says its 100,000 delivery milestone represents actual products sold to customers, and does not count practice runs. Another popular item is roast chicken, known in Australia as “hot choc”. The chickens are on the upper range of Wing’s drones – which are half-copter, half-plane hybrids – capable of carrying. He said the range is about 3 pounds (1.4 kilograms) at a location about 6 miles (10 kilometers) away. It may take years to convert the Wing into everyday service around the world, but the tests are encouraging, according to the company. Customers can order online and Wing is rapidly automating flight operations, using computers to simulate the most efficient routes and allowing a single human to simultaneously monitor multiple drones at the same time. gives. “The system itself, the aircraft and the components of the aircraft are relatively cheap,” Bass said. “It is very quick and easy to install. Both the material cost and the operating cost overtime we expect to be dramatically lower than on-the-ground delivery.” ©2011 Businesshala LP

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