Aerodyne Group, a drone-based enterprise solutions provider headquartered in Malaysia, has on Wednesday inked an agreement with DroneDash Technologies (DroneDash), an air mobility company headquartered in Singapore, to introduce cross-border drone delivery services between Malaysia and Singapore.

The duo said in a statement that the cross-border drone delivery services will be leveraging the specialized technologies of both entities to boost logistics efficiency across the two countries and advance the region’s delivery and supply chain capabilities.

In aligning with the agreement, Aerodyne and DroneDash will navigate the regulatory framework, securing all necessary permits to pioneer shore-to-shore drone operations along the Malaysia-Singapore corridor.

This venture is supported by the latest in unmanned sea and air technologies, heralding a new era of logistical efficiency.

Central to the operation is a cutting-edge navigation system, crafted from satellite communications with expansive dual city 5G roaming, to ensure drones safely navigate through congested maritime and aerial paths, significantly boosting operational safety and reliability.

The initiative will initially focus on establishing delivery routes to Johor Bahru and Iskandar Malaysia, strategically chosen for their proximity to Singapore.

This phase sets the foundation for future expansion throughout Malaysia, with commercial operations anticipated to start in the third quarter of 2024.

The deployment of drones, capable of carrying up to 30 kilograms and achieving speeds of 150 km/h within a four-hour flight span, promises secure and efficient deliveries.

“Organizations in the logistics, cargo delivery and freight services sector stand to gain a double-digit percentage improvement in overall productivity and cost,

“Drone deliveries are also beneficial for the environment with emissions and carbon footprint being reduced by up to 100 percent and 80 percent respectively,” said Paul Yam, Chief Executive Officer of DroneDash.

According to him, drone deliveries are transforming the speed and reach of logistics operations, and they can help reach remote areas where traditional air and sea freight are unable to access.

“They also add to the creation of a revitalized and vibrant logistic sector through job creation in operating and maintaining the drones,” he added.

Mudzakkir Hatta, Chief Executive Officer of Aerodyne (Malaysia’s operation), said that with the formation of the recent Johor-Singapore Special Economic Zone (JS-SEZ), they are proud to play a part in strengthening economic connectivity between the two regions.

“We look forward to venturing beyond the state of Johor with increased shipments to other parts of Malaysia, forging a longstanding trade cooperation with the two partnering nations,” he added.

Designed for critical deliveries such as urgent documents, high-value electronics, medical supplies, and perishable foods, the duo said this service promises to redefine logistics between Malaysia and Singapore.

With real-time tracking, advanced security protocols including 256-bit encryption, and blockchain technology for logistical oversight, they said this initiative establishes a new benchmark for secure, efficient cross-border logistics.

Aerodyne is a 360DT3 drone-based enterprise solutions provider. The firm’s holistic approach to drone tech, data tech, and digital transformation (360DT3) helps organizations overcome complex industrial challenges by leveraging drone data and artificial intelligence (AI)-powered analytics.

With a team of over 1,000 drone professionals operating across 45 countries, Aerodyne specializes in managing critical assets, such as power lines, solar facilities, telecommunications infrastructure, agriculture, and oil and gas operations.

DroneDash is a pre-eminent air mobility infrastructure company that aims to unlock the full potential of drones for transformative benefits and use across multiple sectors of the economy.

The firm is currently present in five Asian countries and harnesses the integration of advanced innovations with drones and robotics, to provide an environmentally friendly and sustainable delivery solutions for customers and stakeholders across both the public and private sectors.

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