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The Drone Regulation Report 2022

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  • 83 Pages
  • December 2021
  • Region: Global
  • Drone Industry Insights
  • ID: 5567155
The annual Drone Regulation Report provides the most comprehensive overview and analysis of global drone regulations as well as their impact on the drone industry.

The Drone Readiness Index (DRI) is a proprietary analytical framework for comparing national drone regulations which were built based on years of experience in the commercial drone industry and an intimate understanding of the regulatory environment.

The Drone Regulation Report introduces the bureaucratic infrastructure behind drone regulations, first in Chapter 1 outlining how drone regulations are made what sorts of challenges drone regulators face. Chapter 2 delves deeper into European and international drone regulations by explaining how EASA and other EU regulatory bodies work in conjunction with national regulations for basic and advanced drone operations.

Our Commercial Drone Regulation Report also provides country profiles for 21 of the most influential drone markets around the world. The flagship component of the report is the Drone Readiness Index (DRI), outlined in Chapter 4, which ranks countries according to the six key indicators: applicability, operational scope, human resources, administrative infrastructure, social acceptance and airspace integration.

Finally, Chapters 5 and 6 of the Drone Regulation Report provide readers with an overview of emerging drone regulation including UTM systems and drone certification. This is followed by an analysis of drone regulation outlook, challenges and trends, which provide insights on the key factors affecting regulation as well as its converse: the key factors that regulations themselves affect. Also included is a timeline of upcoming commercial drone regulations.

Ultimately, this 83-page Drone Regulation Report helps companies make strategic business development decisions based on regulatory developments and forecasts. This can provide guidance into, for example, market entry or product expansion and whether it is the right time to engage in these. The publisher's Commercial Drone Regulation Report is also a great tool for current and potential investors in the drone industry.

Key Insights

  • New insights on commercial drone regulation and the drone readiness index
  • The lastest drone regulations pave the way for more BVLOS, OOP and at-night operations
  • Both the FAA and EASA have continued to develop and implement path-leading regulations for drone technology
  • International drone standards for basic and advanced operations will take effect in the next 5 years to allow for better leveraging of drone technology
  • Regulators in several countries besides the FAA and EASA will look to implement new rules to allow for more drone operations to take place
  • Comprehensive 83-page commercial drone regulation report with country profiles, Drone Readiness Index and upcoming regulation
  • Detailed country profiles for 21 of the largest global drone markets with latest revision date, link to regulation, operational limitations, UTM activities, remarks and outlook.
  • Chapter on Drone Readiness Index (DRI) for top 36 drone markets based on six key metrics: applicability, human resources, administrative infrastructure, operational limits, airspace integration and social acceptance
  • Dedicated chapters on international drone rules & standards, emerging drone regulation, and regulation outlook, challenges & trends

1.1 What Are Drone Regulations?
1.2 Push From The Drone Industry
1.3 Why Do Drone Regulations Matter?
1.4 Drone Rulemaking Process
1.5 Drone Rulemaking Stakeholders
1.6 A Brief History of Drone Regulations
2.1 Drone Regulations in the USA
2.2 Drone Regulations in Europe
2.3 International Standards on Drones
2.3.1 Standards For Basic Drone Operation
2.3.2 Standards For Advanced Drone Operation
3.1 Australia
3.2 Belgium
3.3 Brazil
3.4 Canada
3.5 China
3.6 France
3.7 Germany
3.8 India
3.9 Israel
3.10 Italy
3.11 Japan
3.12 Malaysia
3.13 The Netherlands
3.14 Norway
3.15 Russia
3.16 South Korea
3.17 Spain
3.18 Switzerland
3.19 Taiwan
3.20 United Kingdom
3.21 United States of America
4.1 Measuring Drone Readiness (DRI): Index Parameters
4.2 Drone Readiness Index (DRI) Ranking
4.3 Drone Readiness Index (DRI) Groups by Parameters
5.1 UTM System
5.1.1 What is UTM System?
5.1.2 UTM System Architecture
5.1.3 UTM System Regulation
5.1.4 UTM System Standards
5.2 Drone Certification
5.2.1. What is Certification?
5.2.2 Drone Certification Regulation
6.1 A Timeline of Drone Regulations until 2025
6.2 Drone Regulation Challenges
6.3 Technological Drone Trends With Impact On Regulations
7 Appendix
List of Charts
Chart 1: The Drone Industry Insights Research Workflow
Chart 2: Drone Industry Insights Scope Definition
Chart 3: Drone Industry Insights Data Triangulation
Chart 4: The 3 Levels of Drone Regulations
Chart 5: Survey Respondents’ Assessment of the Most Important Market-Driving Actors
Chart 6: The Role of Regulations in the Drone Workflow
Chart 7: The Drone Regulation Rulemaking Process
Chart 8: Example of Drone Regulation Rulemaking of FAA Part107 in the US
Chart 9: Drone Regulation Stakeholder Overview
Chart 10: History of leading regulatory developments
Chart 11: Overview of FAA approved waiver for OOP and BVLOS drone operation
Chart 12: Possible options to receive flight-authorization in the specific category
Chart 13: UTM architecture
Chart 14: Timeline of Drone Regulation until 2025
List of Tables
Table 1: Drone operation in the open and specific category
Table 2: List and summary of published PDRAs
Table 3: Drone Regulations in Australia
Table 4: Drone Regulations in Belgium
Table 5: Drone Regulations in Brazil
Table 6: Drone Regulations in Canada
Table 7: Drone Regulations in China
Table 8: Drone Regulations in France
Table 9: Drone Regulations in Germany
Table 10: Drone Regulations in India
Table 11: Drone Regulations in Israel
Table 12: Drone Regulations in Italy
Table 13: Drone Regulations in Japan
Table 14: Drone Regulations in Malaysia
Table 15: Drone Regulations in Netherlands
Table 16: Drone Regulations in Norway
Table 17: Drone Regulations in Russia
Table 18: Drone Regulations in South Korea
Table 19: Drone Regulations in Spain
Table 20: Drone Regulations in Switzerland
Table 21: Drone Regulations in Taiwan
Table 22: Drone Regulations in the United Kingdom
Table 23: Drone Regulations in the United States of America
Table 24: Countries Examined in the Drone Readiness Index (DRI)
Table 25: Drone Readiness Index (DRI) Ranking
Table 26: UTM Standards
Table 27: Drone Certification Regulation- ICAO and FAA
Table 28: Drone Certification Regulation- EASA
Table 29: Drone Regulation Challenges – Near-term
Table 30: Drone Regulation Challenges – Mid-term
Table 31: Drone Regulation Challenges – Long-term
Table 32: Technological Drone Industry Trends and Their Impact on Regulations