Drone Services Market Size, Share, Leading Players and Analysis up to 2029

Top Manufacturing Companies Covered in Drone Services Market Aerodyne Group (Malaysia),AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (U.S.),Cyberhawk (U.K.),DroneDeploy (U.S.),Matternet (U.S.),PrecisionHawk (U.S.),Phoenix Drone Services LLC (U.S.),SenseFly (Switzerland),Sky Futures Ltd (U.K.),Terra Drone (Japan)


The Drone services refer to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, to perform various tasks or services. Drones have become increasingly popular due to their versatility, ability to access difficult-to-reach areas, and cost-effectiveness compared to traditional methods. Some common applications of drone services include aerial photography and videography, surveying and mapping, inspection of infrastructure such as bridges and buildings, crop monitoring and management in agriculture, delivery of goods and services, and search and rescue operations.

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Drone services are used in various industries such as construction, agriculture, real estate, mining, oil and gas, and film and media, among others. They have the potential to revolutionize many industries by providing faster, safer, and more efficient services.

However, the use of drones also raises concerns about privacy, safety, and regulation. Governments around the world are developing regulations to ensure the safe and responsible use of drones, and drone operators must comply with these regulations to avoid legal issues.

The global drone services market size was valued at USD 9.56 billion in 2021. The market is expected to grow from USD 13.48 billion in 2023 to USD 232.8 billion by 2029, exhibiting a CAGR of 42.78% during the forecast period. The rising adoption of commercial drones in various industries and the implementation of drones for the development of delivery models are expected to elevate this industry’s growth. Fortune Business Insights™ provides this information in its report titled “Drone Services Market, 2023-2029.


Drone MRO Services Segment to Lead Backed by Robust Adoption for Drone-based Inspection

By service type, the market is segmented into drone platform services, drone MRO services, and drone training and simulation services. The drone MRO services segment is expected to lead due to the robust adoption of drone-based inspection.

Aerial Photography Segment to Lead Attributable to Increasing Applications in Large Countries

Based on application, the drone services market is divided into aerial photography, product delivery, surveillance and inspections, data acquisition and analytics, and others. The aerial photography segment is expected to lead due to rising applications in large countries.

Agriculture Segment to Dominate Owing to Increasing Applications in Several Countries

As per end-use, the market is categorized into agriculture, infrastructure, oil & gas, logistics, and others. The agriculture segment is expected to dominate due to rising applications in several countries.

Regionally, the market is clubbed into North America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and the Rest of the World.

Report Coverage

The report provides a detailed analysis of the top segments and the latest trends in the market. It comprehensively discusses the driving and restraining factors and the impact of COVID-19 on the market. Additionally, it examines the regional developments and the strategies undertaken by the market’s key players.

Drivers and Restraints

Rising Adoption of the Service in the Agricultural Sector to Foster Market Growth

Drone services comprise of delivery services built on the adoption of UAVs. The rising adoption of the service from the agricultural sector is expected to foster market progress. Further, the rising demand for drones from several sectors is likely to fuel drone service adoption. Moreover, the increasing adoption of the service for agricultural purposes is expected to elevate the industry’s progress. Also, the increasing focus on developing LiDAR, multispectral sensors, and thermal cameras is expected to foster this industry’s progress. These factors may drive the drone services market growth.

However, rising concerns regarding safety by regulatory bodies are likely to hamper this industry’s progress.

Regional Insights

Presence of Several Key Players to Propel Market Growth in North America

North America is expected to dominate the drone services market share due to the presence of several key players. The market in North America stood at USD 4.57 billion in 2022 and is expected to gain a huge portion of the global market in the upcoming years. Furthermore, the rising adoption of drone services in several sectors is likely to foster market growth.

In Europe, the rising adoption of drones in various sectors is likely to foster the demand for drone services. This factor elevated industry growth in the region.

In Asia Pacific, the presence of several major players and rising government investments are likely to fuel the drone services industry’s growth.

Competitive Landscape

Major Players Deploy Partnerships to Elevate their Brand Image

The prominent companies operating in the market deploy partnerships to enhance their brand image. For example, Astralution and Aerodyne group entered a strategic partnership in January 2022. This partnership was undertaken to offer Drone-as-a-Service (DaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions in the Scandinavian regions. This partnership may allow both companies to enhance their brand image. Furthermore, the companies deployed research and development, mergers, acquisitions, innovations, and expansions to enhance their market position.

Key Industry Development

  • February 2021: INPEX CORPORATION (INPEX) and Terra Drone Corporation announced a capital tie-up and launched their INPEX-Terra Drone Intelligent Drone Plan.

List of Key Players Profiled in the Report

  • Aerodyne Group (Malaysia)
  • AgEagle Aerial Systems Inc. (U.S.)
  • Cyberhawk (U.K.)
  • DroneDeploy (U.S.)
  • Matternet (U.S.)
  • PrecisionHawk (U.S.)
  • Phoenix Drone Services LLC (U.S.)
  • SenseFly (Switzerland)
  • Sky Futures Ltd (U.K.)