Aerodyne and DroneDash to introduce drone services between Malaysia and Singapore

  • Cargo delivery across national boundaries at 5 times faster than sea freight
  • Carrying 30kg at 150 km/h within 4-hour flight, promises efficient deliveries

Drones will soon be whizzing over the narrow straits separating Singapore from Malaysia carrying packages between the neighbours thanks to a collaboration between Aerodyne Group of Malaysia and DroneDash of Singapore.


Aerodyne Group, a Malaysian based global leader in drone enterprise solutions today inked an agreement with DroneDash Technologies, a leading air mobility company headquartered in Singapore to introduce cross-border drone delivery services between Malaysia and Singapore. Leveraging the technologies of both entities, in a statement, Aerodyne said the objective is to boost logistics efficiency across the two countries and advance the region’s delivery and supply chain capabilities.

Aerodyne and DroneDash will navigate the regulatory framework, securing all necessary permits to pioneer shore-to-shore drone operations along the Malaysia-Singapore corridor. The venture will be supported by the latest in unmanned sea and air technologies, said Aerodyne. 

Central to the operation is a 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.

“With the formation of the recent Johor-Singapore Special Economic Zone (JS-SEZ), we are proud to play a part in strengthening economic connectivity between the two regions,” said Mudzakkir Hatta, CEO of Aerodyne (Malaysia’s operation). “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.” 

“Organisations 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 per cent and 80 per cent respectively,” said Paul Yam, CEO of DroneDash who also noted that deliveries 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.”

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.

Designed for critical deliveries such as urgent documents, high-value electronics, medical supplies, and perishable foods, 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, this initiative establishes a new benchmark for secure, efficient cross-border logistics.


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