Wing pauses drone delivery in booming Australia’s Canberra capital
Even as international drone delivery company Wing continued to expand its activities around the globe over the summer, it appears to have paused aerial services in the Canberra capital of its booming Australian market amid an update of its operating model.
Google corporate cousin Wing has been steadily expanding its business with enthusiastic customers in Australia over the past few years, going so far as to declare the UAV-mad Queensland town of Logan “the drone delivery capital of the world.” Yet the company has now unexpectedly indicated it has effectively suspended operations around the area of capital Canberra – a major population center and market.
The reason for that pause, it turns out, is not due to the enduring opposition some local communities had voiced about potential privacy and noise problems delivery drones posed, but rather shifts in Wing’s own operational strategy in Australia.
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