3 min. Our Drone Drone Service Provider Ranking 2019 Report ranks the top DSPs in the world using company size, market shares and public attention as key parameters.
3 min. Earlier this month the thermal imagery manufacturer FLIR bought the UAV developer Aeryon Labs for $200 million, beating their previous record in publicly disclosed drone investments of $134M.
3 min. Increasing numbers of companies are becoming active in the drone sector. The last few years have seen the development of a real market that provides a diverse range of platforms with specific applications.
6 min. Drone service providers have been around for a while now – time to showcase the scale on which drones are being put to work today! The commercial drone market changed a lot over the last years – we saw how hardware lost its leading position and has been displaced by drone services and drone software solutions. This development can be seen in the evolutionary changes in the investment market and in the distribution of strategic partnerships.
8 min. The changes and developments we saw throughout the drone industry in 2017 were incredible and deserve a proper examination. For the most part, the hype that drove so much misunderstanding and frustration in this space is gone,and that’s a good thing. While the kind of hype we’ve seen associated with UAVs can create needed attention, it can also lead to irrational behavior and impossible expectations.
5 min. The last year in the drone industry moved at incredible pace – especially when it comes to strategic partnerships. We frequently provided updates about drone partnerships in the past. Now, why is this so important? Drone companies (hardware and software manufacturers, and service providers) are constantly expanding their product/service portfolio and interdisciplinary expertise. This is extremely interesting because it unveils the company’s strategic alignment.
3 min. Commercial drones are taking the world by storm– industry niches are uncovered and served at an incredible pace. The beauty of today’s technology, however, has more to it than just collecting vast amounts of data – in fact, it is the beauty of drones moving through the air itself.
6 min. Many experts saw the 2016 rollout of Part 107 from the FAA as a watershed moment for the commercial drone industry as a whole. For a long time, organizations of all sizes stayed awayfrom fully exploring UAV technology because of the hurdles and uncertainty associated with securing a Section 333 Exemption.
3 min. Small UAVs, as compared to manned aircraft, convince through their ability to fly very slowly and at lower altitudes. This way, more detailed and valuable information can be obtained. UAVs close the gap (between ground- and aircraft/satellite-based methods) through their ability to fly at low altitudes (up to 100m), which cannot be covered by the alternatives mentioned previously.
3 min. Last year we published the initial Drone Market Environment Map and it was so successful that we updated and enlarged it to visualize the current evolutionary stage. This map provides the most comprehensive picture of the global drone ecosystem, making the drone market more transparent and accessible for prospective customer, investors and newbies.
4 min. Everyone is doing something with drones today. If you want to check out what could be in it for you, this article is a must-have! Here you will find what’s happening today, what’s out there, what’s necessary and last but not least, what’s possible.
3 min. Let’s summarize the companies that entered into partnerships in the drone industry last year. What is obvious is that in recent times a great deal of strategic decisions has dramatically increased the rate of partnerships either to broaden the portfolios, to occupy a niche, or to secure a position before a competitor does.
3 min. Besides several startups, a few operator firms came up with innovative concepts that seem to pay off. Between 2012 and 2014, $6.3 million were invested into professional operator companies. In 2015, the number increased by 700% to $44.3 million.
3 min. Today, nobody doubts the monopoly position of the Chinese drone manufacturer DJI when it comes to the number of certified drones.
3 min. The third and the last part of this series is about the drone market M&A activity. In this article, you will find a number of interesting facts – about the mergers and acquisitions – that transpired in the drone industry over the last few years. However, we believe that the best collaboration of ideas and assets are yet to come.
3 min. Why did you choose the drone that you are currently using? If you decide to buy a drone today, what would be your reasons for purchasing it? Does the price have the biggest influence on your buying decision? Of course, you want to get the drone that has the best performance for your budget. Because of that, you decide to check out some drone types.
3 min. Today you read a lot about new drones with new features and increased capabilities. But what does that mean in relation? Does this new feature make this new drone really better than any other?
6 min. Drone Industry Insights presents a four-phase model of an UAS safety risk assessment. This approach is an appropriate solution which fits, according to effort and usability, in everybody’s organization. This model is the fundamental frame for a safe and reliable organization set up, which should be used for drone flight permission and insurance applications.
2 min. We all know that more and more drones are flying over our heads. But what type is it exactly? In the last month we saw another massive increase in registered UAV’s (by 333 exemption). By the end of Q2 2015 700+ operator were approved by the FAA. Now, three months later, there are more than 1700 (260% increase) and the market demand is still higher than the current capacities.
4 min. When we hear the buzzing sound we can’t help but wonder about the of drone utilization we should keep in mind that this new “hobby” definitely will change the world in pretty much every aspect and direction. What is behind the latest innovation in the sky?
3 min. At this moment there is more unmanned aerial vehicle traffic than manned, legislation however is widely spread not able to keep the pace with the development of the market.
2 min. The Chinese drone maker SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd has established a strong early lead in the U.S. commercial market as companies turn to its inexpensive, light-weight flying drones.
2 min. The FAA began issuing 333 exemptions in September of 2014 as a stopgap measure to allow certain low-risk commercial drone operations while the industry waits for the full regulations.