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Regulatory Environment for Commercial Drone Applications Growth Opportunities

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  • 40 Pages
  • December 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Frost & Sullivan
  • ID: 5724219

Advancements in Regulations Enable Drone Technology Improvements to Adapt to Existing Frameworks

Through this study, the publisher aims to provide the reader with an overview of the regulations shaping commercial drone applications worldwide, outline recent developments, and how they will enable industry growth. We focused on the regulatory frameworks of Europe, Asia-Pacific, and North America, representing the largest commercial drone applications markets.

The study also provides insight into the rules that drone industry participants must follow to enter a new geographical market. Despite basic commonalities between national and international regulations, the main requirements for different types of drone operations differ significantly. Companies must comply with these regulations before expanding into new regions. The author outlines the prerequisites required for specific drone operations in several countries, namely beyond visual line of sight and nighttime flights, to show drone businesses which countries and regions have adopted a permissive stance toward commercial drone operations.

Rising awareness among citizens on using drone platforms in public for commercial purposes and cooperation between regulators are crucial trends shaping regulatory development. Moreover, the use of conventional drone platforms for warfare purposes in the Russo-Ukrainian war is making many regulatory entities reluctant to enable the use of drones in public spaces.

Notably, the study offers stakeholders insights into growth opportunities related to regulatory development. The author anticipates medical drone deliveries in countries with an open stance toward drone use and regions leveraging regulatory sandboxes to enable regulations for new technological innovations to propel the commercial drone industry.

Table of Contents

1. Strategic Imperatives

  • Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
  • The Strategic Imperative 8™
  • The Impact of the Top 3 Strategic Imperatives on the Regulatory Environment for Commercial Drone Applications
  • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™

2. Growth Opportunity Analysis

  • Research Scope
  • Overview/Trends/Challenges
  • Overview of Commercial Drone Operations by Country
  • Representative National and International Regulatory Entities
  • Regulatory Framework for Commercial Drone Use by Country/Region
  • CAA’s and EASA's Main Types of Drone Operations
  • Regulatory Framework Analysis by Specific Operation Conditions
  • Developments for Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Regulations
  • Growth Drivers
  • Growth Restraints

3. Commercial Drone Regulatory Framework Developments by Region

  • 2022 Commercial Drone Applications Regulations - North America
  • 2022 Commercial Drone Applications Regulations - South America
  • 2022 Commercial Drone Applications Regulations - Europe
  • 2022 Commercial Drone Applications Regulations - The Middle East
  • 2022 Commercial Drone Applications Regulations - Africa
  • 2022 Commercial Drone Applications Regulations - APAC

4. Growth Opportunity Universe

  • Growth Opportunity 1 - Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) Systems and Regulations
  • Growth Opportunity 2 - Regulatory Sandboxes for Technological Innovations
  • Growth Opportunity 3 - Drone Medical Deliveries in African Countries with Innovative Policy Frameworks

5. Key Conclusion

  • Conclusions
  • List of Exhibits
  • Legal Disclaimer