North American Commercial Drones Market revenue to hit $15 Bn by 2027

Published Date: 2022-01-13

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North American Commercial Drones Market size is projected to reach USD 15 billion by 2027, according to a latest forecast report by Graphical Research.

The market growth is credited to the increasing adoption drone technology across various sectors such as healthcare, military, construction, and others. The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted the demand for drone technology across various industries. The healthcare sector of countries, such as the U.S. and Canada, has adopted aerial imaging technology for reducing the turnaround time as well as for transportation of medical supplies. For instance, in May 2020, Zipline partnered with FAA to launch long distance drone delivery system for COVID-19 supplies. It is a fully autonomous fixed wing drone that delivers 3.9 pounds of cargo up to 80 km.

The rotary blade drone segment held around 75% market share in 2020 due to its growing adoption for various applications such as mapping, surveying, surveillance, monitoring, and others. Rotary blade drone consists of high endurance as compared to other UAV systems, which is driving the demand for rotary blade drones. It is specifically used to capitalize the capacity to fly & perform quick maneuvering for applications such as inspections, where the emphasis is on precision maneuvering.

The remotely operated drone segment is expected to witness over 10% CAGR till 2027 owing to the growing adoption of remotely operated drones across military and defense industries and stringent regulations, followed by aviation authorities with the protocol of Line of Sight (LOS) employed mandatorily. Remote operated drones are commonly used in various military missions. They are specially designed to perform various activities such as surveillance, reconnaissance, and others.

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

The aerial photography segment is growing exponentially during the forecast period on account of increasing demand for high-quality aerial imaging solutions. Drone Photography Services provides high-quality aerial filming and aerial drone photography using the GPS-enabled multi rotor civilian drone quadcopters. Some of the most popular applications of aerial photography include mapping, inspection, and monitoring.

The U.S. commercial drones industry is set to reach USD 10 billion by 2027 credited to the growing demand for commercial drones across various industry applications. Most of the drones used across the globe use LiDAR technology for mapping and 3D imaging applications. According to the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), flying a drone is legal in the country. The FAA has established separate regulations for drones used for recreational & commercial purposes. For instance, in April 2020, The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration introduced its first COVID-19 related waiver for drone flight that has permitted the oil & gas company in Texas to use unmanned aircraft instead of human for inspecting its facilities.

The commercial drones in North American 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:

North America Market, By Type

  • Fixed wing drone
  • Rotary blade drone
  • Hybrid drone

North America Market, By Mode of Operation

  • Remotely operated drone
  • Semi-autonomous
  • Autonomous

North America 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:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada