Drone regulations in Singapore
In this post, you will find the current laws for the use of drones in Singapore.
Maximum flight altitude: The maximum permitted flight altitude in Singapore is 60 meters (200 feet).
Maximum horizontal distance and FPV: Drones may only be operated in the direct line of sight in Singapore.
Compulsory insurance: We recommend flying only with a valid aviation liability drone insurance in Singapore.
Maximum take-off weight (MTOW): Drones weighing more than 7 kilograms may only be used with appropriate permits (Operator & Activity Permits).
Distance to airports: Drones are not allowed to fly within a radius of 5 kilometres of an airport.
Regulations for commercial pilots: Commercial pilots have to obtain an Operator Permit (valid for one year) and Activity Permits (valid for the planned manoeuvres) at the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS). The Activity Permits are divided into two classes:
Class 1: Use of a drone for commercial purposes or private for a take-off mass of more than 7 kilograms
Class 2: Use of a drone for private purposes above the height limit or near airports
Commercial pilots have to apply for an Activity Permit Class 1.
For the permits, you have to plan at least 600 SGD fees (about 400 Euro). Registration can be made online here. The processing time is indicated with about 14 days.
Helpful links: Website of the CAAS
We have researched the listed drone regulations for Singapore to the best of our knowledge. We can not guarantee the correctness of the information. If you want to be on the safe side, please contact the competent aviation authority. Alternatively, you can also ask the embassy in your country for further information about the regulations. Please leave us a comment when you receive news and/or gain experience with your copter in Singapore!