Cargo Delivery by Drone: Malaysia’s Raya Airways Demonstrates Commercial Viability

Cargo Delivery by Drone: Malaysia’s Raya Airways Demonstrates Commercial Viability

Raya Airways of Malaysia is testing the industrial viability of cargo delivery by drone in Kuala Lumpur, utilizing cargo drones from Pen Aviation.

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3D PEN55V Drone carrying Raya Airways Cargo Box, © Cavok-UAS / Pen Aviation

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PEN55V-001 Flight Test for Take-off and Landing (France), © Cavok-UAS / Pen Aviation

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PEN55V Drones Family, © Cavok-UAS / Pen Aviation

Raya Airways is performing a Proof of Commercialization (POC) mission with Pen Aviation to reveal the industrial viability of cargo supply by drone within the area. Raya hopes to be the primary Malaysian freight service supplier in ASEAN to function cargo drones.

The POC will use the PEN55V, Pen Aviation’s medium measurement cargo drone.  Raya plans so as to add a “Drone-As-a-Service” (DaaS) to it’s vary of choices, working a blended fleet of PEN55V and PEN1360V heavy carry cargo drones.

Drone supply providers like medical drone delivery and simply in time industrial delivery have already confirmed profitable within the industrial market.  This Malaysian POC will “particularly discover the deployment of drones to facilitate port logistics, entailing logistics and distribution actions for items at industrial ports,” says the announcement.  Drone delivery has significant value to offer ports, the place processes have been additional snarled by the present COVID-19 pandemic.

“This train might be carried out in accordance with the Civil Aviation Directive CAD 6011, a regulation by the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia which permits for the event of unmanned plane applied sciences,” says the announcement.  “The drones might be operated by licensed pilots to pick-up and drop off packages weighing as much as 12kg, with a distance of as much as 50km from containers on cargo ships to the port and vice versa.” 

Exploring cargo supply by drone displays Raya’s dedication to lowering emissions, says the announcement:  “Apart from adapting to the altering logistics panorama, this may even permit Raya Airways to enhance price optimisation and improve environmental sustainability, as drones optimizes power consumption, thus lowering carbon emissions.”

Mohamad Najib Ishak, Group Managing Director of Raya Airways Sdn. Bhd. mentioned We are extraordinarily delighted to associate with Pen Aviation to proceed creating new income streams by reshaping our services to supply secure, licensed and dependable improvements to cater to extra time-definite providers. Complementing our experience with Pen Aviation’s technical capabilities, we’re assured that we will contribute to the sustainable development of the business, notably in Malaysia. With rising demand for environment friendly and cost-effective freight forwarding providers, the POC is well timed because it paves the way in which for Raya Airways to strengthen our place as a mid-mile supplier and construct future capabilities to serve Asia and the Asia Pacific area, with a cargo drone fleet able to flying as much as 1,000kg of products.”

“Additionally, that is aligned with our collective imaginative and prescient for a extra sustainable enterprise mannequin, notably within the areas of environmental and inexperienced logistics, because the utilization of drones is envisioned to play a pivotal position in contributing to internet zero emissions, accelerating our sustainability efforts for environmental preservation. Beyond port operations, we purpose to introduce the utilization of drones within the area of surveillance and maritime sooner or later,” concluded Najib Ishak.

“We are excited to work with Raya Airways”, mentioned Jean-Bernard Boura, Managing Director of Pen Aviation Sdn. Bhd. 
“Our collaboration offers one of the best resolution for the logistics business by enhancing service stage whereas lowering price, lead-time, and making certain full compliance. This partnership displays our want to collaborate with corporations that share our imaginative and prescient and values. Together with Raya Airways, we stay up for unlocking new enterprise alternatives whereas effectively including worth to Raya Airways providers.”

Miriam McNabb is the Editor-in-Chief of DRONELIFE and CEO of JobForDrones, an expert drone providers market, and a fascinated observer of the rising drone business and the regulatory atmosphere for drones. Miriam has penned over 3,000 articles centered on the industrial drone area and is a world speaker and acknowledged determine within the business.  Miriam has a level from the University of Chicago and over 20 years of expertise in excessive tech gross sales and advertising and marketing for brand spanking new applied sciences.
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