Wing Drone Delivery in Australia: One Drone Delivery Every 25 Seconds, Commercial Ops at Scale

Australia sees Drone Delivery by Wing Every 25 Seconds; 200,000 Deliveries

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Alphabet’s Wing is providing the future of delivery to Australia. Drone delivery has been available in Canberra and Logan for some time now, but recently, it’s becoming increasingly incorporated into many people’s everyday lives.

Beginning in Canberra, Wing customers are now able to order up to 250 items from Coles, one of Australia’s largest supermarket chains, including everything from bread, fresh produce, snacks, meals, health care items, kitchen essentials, and even toilet paper, all available to be delivered by drone in minutes. Customers are able to simply select what they need when they need it and have it delivered to their front door by drone.

Drone delivery has become increasingly integrated into the lives of Australians over the last several years. Wing completed more than 100,000 drone deliveries in Australia last year, and has already surpassed 30,000 in just the first two months of 2022. This momentum seems to be increasing, with the company recently having its busiest week ever, making more than 1,000 deliveries in a single day (that’s a delivery every 25 seconds). Wing has now surpassed 200,000  all-time commercial deliveries across its global markets.

This momentum is being driven by a strong list of partners in Australia who see the value of drone delivery. Wing launched a partnership with Vietnamese chain Roll’d earlier this year,  and now, after widespread customer demand, the company has also partnered with Kentucky Fried Chicken in Australia to deliver a range of hot and fresh menu items to homes and workplaces. It’s becoming increasingly easy for residents of Canberra and Logan to receive other important supplies by drone as well, with partners such as Friendly Grocer offering rapid COVID-19 tests, and St. John Ambulance QLD providing first aid kits.

Incorporating drone delivery into daily life is not only an added convenience, but also the answer to reduce traffic congestion, accidents, and greenhouse gas emissions while growing sales for businesses, all while saving people time.

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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.