Something that keeps coming back in many conversations I have had with commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators in the drone industry is the fact that they do not have a unified voice to talk to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for instance. Well, Kenji Sugahara and Vic Moss, two industry professionals have launched the Drone Service Providers Alliance in an effort to change this. Click here to join today. Basic membership starts at $20 per month.
On September 2, 2020, former drone show operator David J. Oneal was indicted by a grand jury in the Western District of Texas for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
What happened to the consumer drone market? This is a question that seems to keep coming back. Where did the hobbyist drone pilot go? Looking at different sources of information, you could argue that the consumer drone market peaked somewhere in 2016. Let’s check in with the DroneAnalyst for some more up-to-date background info and context.
RapidDeploy enters into agreements with Google, OnStar, ADT, Priority Dispatch and Rave Mobile Safety to transform U.S. emergency response systems. The industry’s premier platform teams up with leading technology companies to unify public safety workflow.
Last Wednesday, the City Council has approved plans to study how drones can be used for building facade inspections in New York City. The plans to study the use of drones for building facade inspections were well received within the drone industry. They offer a rare opportunity for an otherwise grounded industry in New York City.
Yesterday, in a self-serving opinion piece on Bloomberg, 3DR’s CEO Chris Anderson offered four ways DJI and other Chinese hardware companies can keep itself ‘out of the penalty box.’ However, there’s a fifth solution that isn’t mentioned in the article, but that Anderson would likely know about.
The 2020 DroneAnalyst Drone Market Sector Survey is now online! Have your voice heard in the industry, and enter to win a DJI Mavic Mini. We just announced our fourth Drone Market Sector Survey, established to provide clear benchmarks for the industry. This survey is the online research portion of our upcoming 2020 Market Sector Report (to be released in November) and will provide a comprehensive look across drone purchases, service providers, business and public agency buyers, and software services.
Today, the DroneAnalyst releases its highly anticipated, fourth annual market survey to provide drone industry benchmarks, identify challenges and provide increased clarity to the broader drone industry. Please take 15 minutes of your time to fill in the DroneAnalyst 2020 Annual Market Sector Survey and possibly win one of two DJI Mavic Mini drones.
Many of you will know David Benowitz as one of the driving forces behind DJI’s Enterprise Business division here in the U.S. Last week, David left DJI to join DroneAnalyst. He brings a wealth of drone and drone industry knowledge to the in-depth analytical research that the DroneAnalyst is known for. DroneXL will work closely with the DroneAnalyst to share interesting findings and results about the rapidly developing drone industry here on our site.
As I’m writing this article, I am literally waiting for my Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic Air 2 batteries to charge so I can fly my drones later today. Wouldn’t it be nice to have the technology from Israeli startup, StoreDot that can charge batteries of commercial drones in five minutes? I’d love to have that for my personal drones so I can simply keep flying!
A landmark white paper that was presented to the UK government this week says that ‘drone technology will transform our immediate and long-term future. Recently, Barclays predicted that the global drone market will grow ten-fold in the next five years.