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Regulatory framework for drones in the port of Singapore to be created

The Aviation Community Reception, hosted by the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), announced that Wilhelmsen Ships Service will help develop the future Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) regulatory framework for Singapore and will receive funding for their shore-to ship delivery project. The funding was announced after a Call-For-Proposal (CFP) by CAAS and the Ministry of Transport. The CFP aims to support the development of systems and technologies to enable innovations for the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The maximum funding available is SGD1.5 million, or up to 50% of the total project qualified costs. Describing the potential development of UAS for shore-to-ship deliveries, the winning proposal from Wilhelmsen Ships Service highlighted how UAS delivery could improve safety, productivity and efficiency. Wilhelmsen believes that delivery by UAS can limit shore-to ship delivery costs by up to 90%, as well as removing the safety risks that come with the delivery via launch boat. Before this announcement, Airbus and Wilhelmsen Ships Service have entered into a strategic collaboration to drive the development of shore-to-ship drone delivery to  Singapore. The announcement was ...

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