Drones for Commercial Applications

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems for Filming & Entertainment, Mapping, Aerial Assessments, Prospecting, Data Collection, Disaster Relief, and Delivery: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts

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Publication Date: 3Q 2019
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The market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as a drones, is starting to realize its potential for commercial applications. Major players in many industries and government agencies have already taken the first steps to evaluate drone solutions and systems. Today, the drone industry is beginning to move into the next phase of market acceptance and development. This is an evolution from small pilot tests to larger-scale implementations where drones are being incorporated into commercial processes and budgets.

The commercial drone industry is maturing past the initial hype stage when investors pumped billions of dollars into numerous startups around the world. The market is now moving into a phase of steady, sustained growth and consolidation, with more realistic expectations and a focus on core solutions where drones clearly excel. It is beginning to determine which companies are likely to achieve long-term leadership and which may fall by the wayside. Now is the time for the companies to perfect their products and gain momentum, mindshare, and market share. Tractica expects the commercial drone market to continue growing rapidly over the next few years while providing significant opportunities to various industry participants, reaching global revenue of $13.7 billion by the end of 2025.

This Tractica report examines the market and technology issues surrounding commercial drones and presents 8-year revenue forecasts for the industry from 2018 to 2025. The report discusses crucial market drivers, challenges, and regulatory issues, in addition to assessing the most important technology issues that will influence market development. In total, the top 25 major industry players are profiled, organized by hardware makers, flight management and drone services, data and analytics services, and delivery companies. An information bank of 201 key and emerging companies is included in the company directory. Market forecasts are segmented by world region, airframe type, industry, application, and customer type.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What is the current state of the global commercial drone market?
  • What key market trends are affecting the growth of the commercial drone market?
  • How will the market develop over the next 7 years?
  • What are the major drivers of market growth and the key challenges faced by the industry?
  • What are the bottlenecks in technology development for commercial drones?
  • Which companies are important players, and what are their products and services?
  • What is the size of the global commercial drone market opportunity?
  • What are the strategic recommendations for market participants?

Who Needs This Report?

  • Drone hardware manufacturers and integrators
  • Drone service providers
  • Enterprise users of drone services
  • Drone camera and sensor manufacturers
  • Drone software platform vendors
  • Data analytics and data management vendors
  • Consultancy firms and advisory firms
  • Government agencies and non-governmental organizations
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
    1. Introduction
    2. Market Dynamics
    3. Global Market Forecast
  2. Market Issues
    1. Commercial Drone Segments
      1. Airplanes or Fixed-Wings
      2. Helicopters
      3. Multirotors
      4. Quadcopters
    2. Market Drivers
      1. Increasing Demand and Use Cases across Industries
      2. Transition from Experimentation to Implementation
      3. Affordable and Safe Drones and Drone-Based Services
      4. More Favorable Regulatory Environment
      5. Advances in Technology and Data Services Integration
      6. Targeted Investments and Acquisitions
      7. China and Other Emerging and Developing Economies
    3. Market Challenges
      1. Ambiguities in the Regulatory Framework
        1. Regulation Updates
      2. Privacy, Safety, and Security
      3. Funding and R&D
    4. Ecosystem Players
      1. Drone Manufacturers
      2. Drone Service Providers
      3. Sensor and Component ManufacturersDrone Schools
  3. Technology Issues
    1. Introduction
    2. Battery Life and Flight Time
    3. Flight Management, Remote ID, and LAAN
    4. Security and Hacking
    5. Counter-Drone Technologies
    6. Positioning and Localization
    7. Weather
    8. Certification, Quality, and Standards
  4. Industry Use Cases
    1. Introduction
    2. Key Applications
      1. Aerial Assessments
      2. Data Collection & Analytics
      3. Filming and Entertainment
      4. Mapping
      5. Prospecting
      6. Early Warning Systems
      7. Disaster Relief
      8. Environmental Monitoring
      9. Delivery
    3. Industry Sectors
    4. Agriculture
      1. Commercial Use Cases
        1. Assessing
        2. Performing
        3. Monitoring
        4. Modeling
        5. Mapping
      2. Hardware Customers (Other Than Drone Service Providers)
    5. Oil & Gas
      1. Commercial Use Cases
        1. Inspection and Detection
        2. Monitoring
        3. Mapping
      2. Hardware Customers (Other Than Drone Service Providers)
    6.  Utility, Energy, and Infrastructure
      1. Commercial Use Cases
        1. Utility and Energy Inspection and Monitoring
        2. Infrastructure Inspection and Detection
      2. Hardware Customers (Other Than Drone Service Providers)
    7. Real Estate and Construction
      1. Commercial Use Cases
        1. Visualization
        2. Mapping
        3. Inspection and Monitoring
      2. Hardware Customers (Other Than Drone Service Providers)
    8. Insurance
      1. Commercial Use Cases
        1. Inspection and Assessments
      2. Hardware Customers (Other Than Drone Service Providers)
    9. Mining
      1. Commercial Use Cases
        1. Mapping and Assessments
        2. Prospecting and Monitoring
      2. Hardware Customers (Other Than Drone Service Providers)
    10. Film
      1. Commercial Use Cases
        1. Aerial Imagery
      2. Hardware Customers (Other Than Drone Service Providers)
    11.  Media
      1. Commercial Use Cases
        1. Aerial Imagery
        2. Broadcasting
      2. Hardware Customers (Other Than Drone Service Providers)
    12. Scientific Research
      1. Commercial Use Cases
        1. Monitoring and Assessment
      2. Hardware Customers (Other Than Drone Service Providers)
    13. First Responders
      1. Commercial Use Cases
        1. Investigate and React
        2. Monitor and Assess
      2. Hardware Customers (Other Than Drone Service Providers)
    14. Delivery
      1. Commercial Use Cases
        1. Commercial Deliveries
        2. Emergency Deliveries
      2. Hardware Customers (Other Than Drone Service Providers)
  5. Industry Players
    1. Key Industry Players
    2. Hardware
      1. Airobotics
      2. DJI
      3. Parrot S
      4. Yuneec
    3. Flight Management and Drone Services
      1. Australian UAV
      2. Cyberhawk Innovations
      3. DroneBase
      4. DroneDeploy
      5. Measure
      6. Sky-Futures
      7. SkySpecs
      8. Terra Drone
      9. The Sky Guys
    4. Data and Analytics Services
      1. 3D Robotics
      2. Aerodyne
      3. HEMAV
      4. PrecisionHawk
      5. senseFly
    5. Delivery Companies
      1. Amazon Prime Air
      2. DHL
      3. Flirtey
      4. Flytrex
      5. Matternet
      6. Wing
      7. Zipline
  6. Market Forecasts
    1. Introduction
    2. Forecast Methodology and Assumptions
    3. Global Market Forecasts
      1. Shipments by Region
      2. Hardware + Services Revenue by Region
      3. Hardware Revenue by Region
      4. Services Revenue by Region
      5. Shipments by Airframe Type
      6. Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type
      7. Shipments by Industry
      8. Hardware Revenue by Industry
      9. Shipments by Customer Type
      10. Hardware Revenue by Customer Type
      11. Services Revenue by Application
    4. North America
      1. Services Revenue by Application
      2. Shipments by Industry
      3. Hardware Revenue by Industry
    5. Europe
      1. Services Revenue by Application
      2. Shipments by Industry
      3. Hardware Revenue by Industry
    6. Asia Pacific
      1. Services Revenue by Application
      2. Shipments by Industry
      3. Hardware Revenue by Industry
    7. Latin America
      1. Services Revenue by Application
      2. Shipments by Industry
      3. Hardware Revenue by Industry
    8. Middle East & Africa
      1. Services Revenue by Application
      2. Shipments by Industry
      3. Hardware Revenue by Industry
    9. Conclusions and Recommendations
  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 Hardware Shipments and Total (Hardware + Services) Revenue, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Total (Hardware + Services) Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Airframe Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Industry, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Industry, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Customer Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Customer Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Application, North America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Industry, North America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Industry, North America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Application, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Industry, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Industry, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Application, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Industry, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Industry, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Application, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Industry, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Industry, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Application, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Industry, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Industry, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
Figures
  • Examples of Airplanes or Fixed-Wings
  • Examples of Helicopters
  • Examples of Multirotors
  • Examples of Quadcopters
  • Small Drone Hardware and Software Components
  • FAA Diagram of LAANC
Tables
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Total (Hardware + Services) Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone (Hardware + Services) Cumulative Revenue by Region, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Airframe Type, North America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Airframe Type, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Airframe Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Airframe Type, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Airframe Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Airframe Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Region, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Average Selling Price by Airframe Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type, North America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Airframe Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Industry, North America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Industry, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Industry, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Industry, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Industry, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Industry, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Industry, North America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Industry, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Industry, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Industry, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Industry, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Industry, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Customer Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Customer Type, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Customer Type, North America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Customer Type, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Customer Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Customer Type, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Shipments by Customer Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Customer Type, North America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Customer Type, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Customer Type, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Customer Type, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Hardware Revenue by Customer Type, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Application, North America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Application, Europe: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Application, Asia Pacific: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Application, Latin America: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Application, Middle East & Africa: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Drone Services Revenue by Application, World Markets: 2018-2025
  • Commercial Flight Regulations: Regional Comparison
  • Technologies Incorporated in Commercial Drones Subject to Attack or Breach
  • Key Industry Players by Category