Commercial Drone-Enabled Services

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Services for Aerial Imagery, Surveying & Monitoring, Mapping, Inspection, Filming & Entertainment, and Delivery: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

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Publication Date: 3Q 2018
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Commercial services based on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, are growing in popularity for a wide variety of commercial applications. Global industries from agriculture to energy are harnessing the services provided by pioneering drone companies to save money and time, while improving the quality and safety of tasks that have traditionally been performed by airplanes, helicopters, satellites, or manual inspections. In addition to traditional tasks, new capabilities and intelligent software are enabling a variety of innovative services that were once impossible. Major growth drivers for companies providing commercial drone services include rapid deployment, timely and more accurate data, provider specialization that includes domain knowledge, and a tangible return on investment (ROI) to clients, while minimizing capital and personnel requirements.

Tractica’s research indicates that the three leading industries in the drone services market will be the film and media industry, the utility, energy, and infrastructure sectors, and the agriculture industry. For the film and media industry, drones represent a way to more quickly capture high-resolution aerial footage at a much lower cost than with helicopters. Utility, energy, and infrastructure companies are taking advantage of affordable drone-based services to affordably inspect infrastructure and equipment more frequently and safely than before. The use of drone services for agriculture offers a cost-effective way to dramatically increase yields while reducing expenses. Starting from a base of $337.6 million in 2017, global commercial drone-enabled services revenue is forecast to reach $22.7 billion by 2026, with cumulative revenue for the 10-year period totaling $62.1 billion.

This Tractica report examines the global market trends for commercial drone services and provides 10-year market sizing and forecasts for their service revenue during the period from 2017 through 2026. The report focuses on crucial market drivers and challenges, in addition to assessing the most important technology issues that will influence market development. In total, 43 key players and 64 emerging and other industry players are profiled. Market forecasts are segmented by world region, industry, and service application type.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What is the current state of the commercial drone-enabled services market and how will it develop over the next decade?
  • What are the key applications for drone services and which will be most widely used?
  • What are the primary business models and use cases that will drive greater adoption of drone services?
  • What are the key drivers of market growth, and the key challenges faced by the industry, in each world region?
  • Who are the key players in the drone services market, what is their competitive positioning, and which ones are poised for greatest success in the years ahead?
  • What is the size of the drone services market opportunity, and what are the major growth opportunities?

Who Needs This Report?

  • Drone service providers
  • Drone hardware manufacturers
  • Semiconductor and component vendors
  • Data analysis software developers
  • Commercial users of drone services
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
    1. Introduction
    2. Market Dynamics
    3. Strategic Recommendations
    4. Global Market Forecast
  2. Market Issues
    1. Commercial Drone Service Segments
      1. Aerial Imagery
      2. Surveying & Monitoring
      3. Data Collection & Analytics
      4. Mapping
      5. Inspection
      6. Filming & Entertainment
      7. Delivery & Payloads
    2. Market Drivers
      1. Increasing Demand and Use Cases across Industries
      2. Affordable Drone-Based Services
      3. Data Management and Analysis Services
      4. Drones-as-a-Service
      5. Emerging Chinese Market and Developing Economies
      6. Safety and Cost Benefits in High-Risk Activities
    3. Market Challenges
      1. Ambiguities in the Regulatory Framework
      2. Privacy, Safety, and Security
      3. Commercial Insurance and Liability Concerns
      4. Airspace Access
      5. Education, Training, and Certification
      6. Service Provider Domain Expertise
  3. Technology Issues
    1. Introduction
    2. Data Security and Hacking
    3. Privacy Issues
    4. Traffic Management
      1. Unmanned Aerial Systems Traffic Management
    5. Visible versus Beyond Visual Line of Sight
    6. Piloted versus Automatic versus Autonomous
  4. Industry Use Cases
    1. Introduction
    2. Key Application Areas
      1. Aerial Imagery
      2. Filming and Entertainment
      3. Surveying & Monitoring
      4. Data Collection and Analytics
      5. Mapping
      6. Inspection
      7. Delivery
    3. Industry Sectors
      1. Agriculture
        1. Commercial Use Cases
        2. Service Customers
      2. Transportation
        1. Commercial Use Cases
        2. Service Customers
      3. Utility, Energy, and Infrastructure
        1. Commercial Use Cases
        2. Service Customers
      4. Real Estate & Construction
        1. Commercial Use Cases
        2. Service Customers
      5. Insurance
        1. Commercial Use Cases
        2. Service Customers
      6. Mining
        1. Commercial Use Cases
        2. Service Customers
      7. Film
        1. Commercial Use Cases
        2. Service Customers
      8. Media
        1. Commercial Use Cases
        2. Service Customers
      9. Scientific Research
        1. Commercial Use Cases
        2. Service Customers
      10. Public Safety
        1. Commercial Use Cases
        2. Service Customers
      11. Delivery
        1. Commercial Use Cases
        2. Service Customers
  5. Key Industry Players
    1. Key Industry Players
      1. 3D Robotics
      2. Aerobo
      3. AeroVironment
      4. Airinov
      5. Airobotics
      6. Airware
      7. Alpha Unmanned Systems
      8. Amazon Prime Air
      9. Atechsys
      10. Clear Flight Solutions
      11. Cyberhawk Innovations
      12. Deveron UAS
      13. Draganfly Innovations
      14. DHL
      15. DJI
      16. Donecle
      17. DroneBase
      18. DroneDeploy
      19. Ehang
      20. Flirtey
      21. Flytrex
      22. Intel Corporation
      23. Kespry
      24. Leptron Unmanned Aircraft Systems
      25. Martek aviation
      26. Matternet
      27. Measure
      28. Microdrones
      29. Parrot SA
      30. PrecisionHawk
      31. RocketMine
      32. senseFly
      33. Sharper Shape
      34. Skeye
      35. Sky-Futures
      36. SkySpecs
      37. Terra Drone
      38. The Sky Guys
      39. UAV-IQ
      40. Unmanned Risk Management
      41. Walkera
      42. XaircraftYamaha Motor Company
      43. Yuneec
      44. Zipline
    2. Extended List of Industry Players
  6. Market Forecasts
    1. Introduction
    2. Forecast Methodology and Assumptions
    3. Global Market Forecasts
      1. Services Revenue by Region
      2. Services Revenue by Industry
      3. Services Revenue by Application
    4. North America
      1. Services Revenue by Industry
      2. Services Revenue by Application
    5. Europe
      1. Services Revenue by Industry
      2. Services Revenue by Application
    6. Asia Pacific
      1. Services Revenue by Industry
      2. Services Revenue by Application
    7. Latin America
      1. Services Revenue by Industry
      2. Services Revenue by Application
    8. Middle East & Africa
      1. Services Revenue by Industry
      2. Services Revenue by Application
    9. Conclusions
  7. Company Directory
  8. Acronym and Abbreviation List
  9. Table of Contents
  10. Table of Charts and Figures
  11. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts, Figures, and Tables

Charts
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue, World Markets: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue Share by Application, World Markets: 2017
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue Share by Application, World Markets: 2017
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue Share by Industry, World Markets: 2017
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Industry, World Markets: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Industry, North America: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Application, North America: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Industry, Europe: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Application, Europe: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Industry, Asia Pacific: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Application, Asia Pacific: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Industry, Latin America: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Application, Latin America: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Industry, Middle East & Africa: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Application, Middle East & Africa: 2017-2026
Tables
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Application, North America: 2016-2025
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Application, Europe: 2016-2025
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Application, Asia Pacific: 2016-2025
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Application, Latin America: 2016-2025
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Application, Middle East & Africa: 2016-2025
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2016-2025
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Industry, North America: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Industry, Europe: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Industry, Asia Pacific: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Industry, Latin America: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Industry, Middle East & Africa: 2017-2026
  • Commercial Drone-Enabled Services Revenue by Industry, Global Market: 2017-2026
  • Extended List of Industry Players