As Amazon hits turbulence, Wing set to make 100,000th drone delivery

Google’s drone delivery cousin Wing is flying high, and on course to drop its 100,000th order into a client’s hands later this week. The company’s announcement of that happy news starkly contrasts headlines generated earlier this month, when reports uncovered serious troubles in rival Amazon’s aerial delivery operations.

Wing set to pass drone delivery mark this week

Wing announced its looming 100,000 drone delivery milestone in a blog post Wednesday, where it also touted the booming business of its Logan, Australia-based operation. The company, which will mark its second year of service to the Brisbane suburb in September, said residents had accounted for nearly half of all Wing’s worldwide orders. Those have been logged at an impressive rate of one every 30 seconds during Wing working hours since the start of August. 

That activity inspired Wing to anoint Logan the world leader of drone delivery activity, where clients adopted the convenience…