Washington, D.C. (All Tech Considered) — FAA Certifies Google's Wing Drone Delivery Company To Operate As An Airline.
Wing's drones are made to deliver a wide range of items — including coffee, chocolate and burritos — from local merchants to their customers.
Alphabet's Wing Aviation, which began as a Google X project, has been testing its autonomous drones in southwest Virginia and elsewhere.
“Air Carrier Certification means that we can begin a commercial service delivering goods from local businesses to homes in the United States,” Wing said in a statement posted to the Medium website.
The company has touted many advantages of using unmanned drones to deliver packages, from reducing carbon emissions and road congestion to increasing connections between communities and local businesses.