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Malaysia’s CAA launches AAM sandbox programme to boost drone/eVTOL industry

Earlier today the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM) announced its UAS certification and manned electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft national regulatory sandbox programme.

According to the Business Today news source:

“Announced during the RegTalk series under the theme “Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) & Certified UAS Regulatory Challenges”, the certification and regulatory sandbox hopes to balance public safety with industry needs. The initiatives are also aimed at facilitating a conducive environment while enabling active and unhindered cultivation of innovative air mobility solutions to pave the way for Malaysian smart mobility.”

“In his opening remarks, Malaysian Deputy Transport Minister, Yang Berhormat Datuk Haji Hasbi bin Haji Habibollah said that collaborative efforts such as certified UAS and the manned eVTOL NRS are prime examples of how key ecosystem players can band together to truly transform the industry and level the playing field for local drone technology companies. “

CEO of CAAM, Captain Norazman Mahmud shared, “With today’s technological advancements and cutting-edge innovations, regulatory buy-in and leeway for experimentation are mission-critical. By breaking down quite a bit of the policy barriers and instating ones that are forward-thinking, we will be able to see more home-grown solutions take flight. This will help our local drone industry gain momentum and simultaneously allow us as a nation to benefit from an increase in drone technology implementation across varied industries.”


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