This has been going on for many years. Alphabet debuted Wing in 2014, and the FAA was first allowed to test its drones in 2016. In Australia, the company has flown over 70,000 test flights and made more than 3,000 deliveries. Wing is also scheduled to begin trials in Finland this spring.
Drones have the potential to transport goods and supplies, such as medicine and food, and the company seems to have particular interest in the latter. In his blog post, it shared photos from a Viriginia family who received breakfast via air delivery as part of their validation test with the FAA. In previous tests, the airborne burritos took to a Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. And it played with, but ultimately interrupted, planning to airdrop Starbucks. Regardless of what Wing delivers, FAA's first Air Carrier certification is an important step in getting drone supplies to the United States.