Wing Drone launches pilot delivery program with FedEx

Wing Drone has announced it has completed a scheduled commercial residential delivery in Christiansburg, Virginia, the company said.

The drone delivery was conducted by Wing Aviation, in collaboration with FedEx Express, as part of the US Department of Transportation´s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (IPP).

For the duration of the trial, Wing drones will transport select FedEx packages to qualifying homes in Christiansburg, demonstrating the benefits of drone delivery for last-mile delivery service. Wing has received the first authorization from the FAA to conduct scheduled, commercial drone package delivery to residences.

FedEx is participating in the US DOT´s Unmanned Aircraft System IPP in conjunction with the Memphis Shelby-County Airport Authority, conducting drone operations on airport property to generate data to help inform future UAS policymaking.

FedEx Express is the world´s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global air-and-ground network to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date supported by a money-back guarantee.

FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of USD 70 billion, the company offers integrated business solutions through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand.