Walgreens testing drone deliveries with Alphabet's Wing

Thursday, 19. September 2019 19:15

Walgreens Co. started testing on-demand drone delivery service with Alphabet Inc.'s subsidiary Wing Aviation LLC, the retailer announced on Thursday.

Wing, which said it has become the first drone operator which was certified as an air carrier by the Federal Aviation Administration, will begin offering drone delivery service to eligible residents of Christiansburg in Virginia beginning next month. The customers will be able to place orders through the Wing app, the company stated.

"Walgreens continues to explore partnerships to transform and modernize our customer experience and we are proud to be the first retailer in the U.S. to offer an on-demand commercial drone delivery option with Wing," company's chief innovation officer Vish Sankaran said in the press release.

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