European Commercial Drones Market size to reach $6 Bn by 2027

Published Date: 2022-01-13

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European Commercial Drones Market size is estimated to cross USD 6 billion by 2027, according to a latest forecast report by Graphical Research.

The market growth is attributed to the growing popularity of drones for aerial imaging. Various end-user industries across the region are extensively using drone technology for aerial mapping, imaging, etc. Drones offer excellent maneuverability in urban areas where large aircraft cannot venture for capturing images. This capability is highly beneficial for the real-estate industry where drones are used for imaging construction projects to regularly track their progress. For instance, in June 2020, UP42 partnered with Getmapping PLC for developing new aerial data capabilities. This partnership helped the UP42 customers to access and explore very high-resolution aerial data.

The fixed wing drone segment is projected to grow at 5% CAGR through 2027 owing to the growing demand for fixed wing drones for traffic monitoring, investigation purposes, and others. They are widely used for combat operations and battle damage management in military applications. Fixed wing drones are also widely used in aerial photography due to the resultant high-quality images.

The semi-autonomous drone segment held over 30% market share in 2020 due to the growing adoption semi-autonomous drones across various sectors. In agriculture, semi-autonomous drones are used for spraying the garden and vineyard. A spraying solution for the drone is transmitted through communication line. It reduces the dependence of human operators and allows for the expansion of in-use drone technology than remotely operated drones.

Browse detailed statistical insights from the report, “Europe Commercial Drone Market Forecast 2027 By Application (Aerial Photography, Agriculture, Emergency Management, Inspection & Monitoring, Remote Sensing & Mapping, Wildlife Research & Preservation), By Type (Fixed Wing Drone, Rotary Blade Drone, Hybrid Drone), By Mode of Operation (Remotely Operated, Semi-autonomous, Autonomous), Market Forecasting, In-Store AI & Location Optimization, Data Science), Research Report, Country Outlook (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain), COVID-19 Impact Statistics, Price Trends, Historic Data, Growth Prospects, Competitive Industry Share” along with the table of contents (ToC) @

The agriculture segment is growing exponentially during the forecast period on account of increasing adoption drone technology for surveying crops and growing need to maximize the coverage of farm’s cropland. Drone technology helps farmers in understanding crops better for the maintenance and balance of crop production with efficient deployment methods such as crop spraying, aerial spraying, crop monitoring, soil & field analysis, and health assessment. The drones that are used in the agriculture sector are equipped with sensors that help in evaluating the drainage and efficiently tracking the crops.

France commercial drones industry is expected to exceed USD 1 billion by 2027 due to the country’s diverse use case practices of drones, especially in construction and inspection. Moreover, the growing usage of drones for monitoring crops and huge investments in UAVs to boost security are fueling the market growth in the country. In addition, the regional defense agencies are leveraging advanced drone systems from private enterprises. For instance, in February 2021, the Ministry for Armed Forces of France announced to deploy Survey Copter Aliaca, a fixed-wing drone from Airbus. The authority planned to deploy the drone across its marine ships.

The European commercial drones market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2027 for the following segments:

Europe Market, By Type

  • Fixed wing drone
  • Rotary blade drone
  • Hybrid drone

Europe Market, By Mode of Operation

  • Remotely operated drone
  • Semi-autonomous
  • Autonomous

Europe Market, By Application

  • Aerial photography
  • Agriculture
  • Emergency Commercial
  • Inspection and monitoring
  • Remote sensing and mapping
  • Wildlife research and preservation
  • Others

The above information has been provided for the following countries:

  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain