Wing seeks FAA nod for 10K drone delivery flights in Dallas per day
Wing, the drone delivery firm owned by Google’s parent company Alphabet, is seeking FAA approval to expand its retail package delivery service in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. The company says it wants to establish a network of up to 25 drone nests, with each unit conducting as many as 400 deliveries per day in a six-mile radius.
Wing’s drone delivery service has been operational in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since last year. More recently, the company joined forces with Walmart to service around 60,000 homes for the retail giant. Accordingly, Wing is now requesting the FAA to review and approve its expansion plan.
More specifically, Wings says it will transport consumer goods in partnership with merchants in the communities they already serve as an alternative to in-store pickup. One or more merchants may be partnering with Wing at each nest for drone deliveries.
Wing’s nests will be located in established parking lots of commercial areas whose…