Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, is the world’s first on-demand drone delivery service direct to homes and businesses. Available on three continents, Wing works with local businesses and major global partners to deliver food, goods, medicine, and parcels via drone. Wing also plays an integral role in enabling automated access to the sky through its drone flyer app, OpenSky.
Wing began in 2012 as a Google X initiative to use self-flying vehicles to revolutionize transportation, and now conducts the world's first commercial drone delivery operations to consumers on three continents.
Wing initially sets out to explore how self-flying vehicles could safely and quickly deliver everything from medicine to food.
The Wing team investigates different approaches to vehicle designs, builds prototypes and launches experiments and test flights.
The team completes its flight tests in Queensland, Australia where Wing successfully transports a first-aid kit, sweets, dog treats and water to farmers.
Wing delivers burritos to students at Virginia Tech. At the time, this is the largest and longest drone delivery test on U.S. soil.
The team graduates from X to become “Wing,” an independent Alphabet business.
Wing begins delivering goods including hot coffee, fresh bread and supermarket items to residents in Mitchell, Australia.
Wing becomes the first drone delivery company to receive Air Carrier Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration, enabling commercial service in the U.S.
Wing makes its first deliveries in Europe when it launches a small scale trial in Vuosaari, a district of Helsinki, Finland.
Wing releases the OpenSky app for drone flyers in Australia, allowing them to access information about the airspace before take off.
Wing launches its second Australian delivery location, in the country’s fastest growing city -- Logan, Queensland.
Residents in Christiansburg, Virginia receive Wing air deliveries from partners Walgreens and FedEx Express as part of the first drone delivery service available to the general public in the United States.
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