Drone Services Market (By Service: Drone Platform Service, Drone MRO Service, Drone Training & Simulation Services; By Application: Aerial Photography, Product Delivery, Surveillance & Inspection, Data Acquisition & Analytics; By End-User: Agriculture, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Logistic) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2023-2032

The global drone services market size was exhibited at USD 8.09 billion in 2022 and is projected to hit around USD 87.02 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 26.81% during the forecast period 2023 to 2032.

Key Pointers:

  • By geography, The North America held the highest share, in terms of value, in 2022.
  • By geography, The Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032.
  • By service, the drone platform services segment accounted for 42% of revenue share in 2022.
  • By application, the aerial photography segment dominates the market.
  • By end-user, the agriculture segment dominated the market in 2022.
  • By end-user, the logistics segment is expected to be the fastest growing in 2022.

Drone Services Market Report Scope

Report Coverage


Market Size in 2023

USD 10.26  Billion

Market Size by 2032

USD 87.02 Billion

Growth Rate From 2023 to 2032

CAGR of 26.81%

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 to 2032

Segments Covered

By Service, By Application and By End-User

Market Analysis (Terms Used)

Value (US$ Million/Billion) or (Volume/Units)

Regional Scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central and South America; the Middle East and Africa

Key Companies Profiled

Aerial Drone Services Inc., Aerodyne Group, Arch Aerial LLC, AUAV, CYBERHAWK, Drone Services Canada Inc., Dronegenuity, FLIGHTS Inc., FlyGuys, NADAR Drone Company, Phoenix Drone Services LLC, TERRA DRONE CORPORATION, Wing Aviation LLC and Others.


Drone services is an evolving market for services offered for flying drones that can be remotely controlled or flown autonomously by integrating software-controlled flight plans into their embedded systems. Commercial drone services support industries such as agriculture, insurance, construction, marine, aviation, oil & gas, mining, and infrastructure in performing tasks such as search and rescue, package delivery, industrial inspection, assembling imagery, spraying fertilizers, distributing healthcare supplies to remote places, and broadcasting shows.

The drone services market based on type of the service provided has been segmented into platform (which is sub-segmented into flights piloting & operation, data analysis, and data processing), MRO, and simulation & training. Based on application, drone services market has been segmented into inspection & monitoring, mapping & surveying, spraying & seeding, filming & photography, transport & delivery, and security, search, and rescue. Based on industry, the drone services market has been segmented into construction & infrastructure, agriculture, utility, oil & gas, mining, defense & law enforcement, media & entertainment, scientific research, insurance, aviation, marine, healthcare & social assistance, and transportation, logistics, & warehousing. These industries use a wide range of drone services, such as inspection & monitoring, mapping & surveying, and filming & photography. The drone services market based on solution has been segmented into end-to-end and point solutions. The scope of the end-to-end solution segment includes all platform services, such as piloting & operations, data analytics, and data processing. The point solutions are specific only to piloting or data processing for applications such as surveying, inspection, and monitoring.

The drone services market is segmented according to five key regions in this report, namely, North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and the Rest of the World (RoW), along with their key countries.

Drone services are rapidly replacing the applications of legacy services in the commercial sector, such as aerial surveys, filmography, and search & rescue, as they can be operated for long periods and remotely by human operators or autonomously by onboard computers. The usage of drone services has increased in various civil and commercial applications due to their high endurance and low operational costs. Besides, the incorporation of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, IoT, and cloud computing in drone services is expected to further fuel their demand in various sectors.

COVID-19 impact on the Drone Services Market

Drones have proved to be an ideal solution for offering various services during the COVID-19 pandemic. From prompt delivery at peak hours and dispensing medicines and essentials to remote areas to screening an inaccessible location, drones are gradually demonstrating high work efficiency and productivity. Nevertheless, due to its low adoption, numerous countries have missed out on the potential of drone technology. The outbreak and widespread of the pandemic have led to an increase in demand for and use of drones, as their benefits outweigh their potential risks. Police departments and governments worldwide have utilized drones to achieve remote policing and impose social distancing. Although many law enforcement budgets have been adversely affected by diminished tax revenues and budget reallocations, current pilot programs are increasing drone experiments as organizations are turning toward the technology to tackle operational incompetence.

Drone Services Market Dynamics:

Driver: Increasing data for high-quality data

Companies in the agriculture, construction, mining, and other sectors require high-quality data. They rely on satellites and helicopters to gather photogrammetric and geospatial data to enhance their business operations. The spatial information collected is analyzed and used for decision-making related to information on hydrography, topography, soil type, and land development. Data collected using traditional procedures is costly and may not be accurate/detailed enough.

Drone service providers can cost-effectively provide high-quality, accurate data. Since drones can be equipped with high megapixel cameras, they can capture detailed information by flying at low heights. Besides, drones equipped with GPS and high-tech image processing software can capture high-quality images at a lower cost as compared to traditional techniques.

Opportunity: Development of urban air mobility services

In 2020, the global population comprised 56.2% of the urban population. With the growing urban population, transportation systems are required to be proficiently managed to enable mass mobility. Cities worldwide are, hence, looking for alternative modes of transportation to solve issues linked with traffic congestion. It is expected that urban air mobility with the use of autonomous drones can decrease pollution levels and reduce transport time, as well as lower the strain on existing transport systems. Cities, namely, Dubai, Singapore, Los Angeles, and Dallas, are already testing with Urban Air Mobility projects. Air taxis is expected to be a promising market in the upcoming era since they make traveling safe and comfortable. The chief objective of urban air mobility is to enable intracity transportation to reduce the strain on currently existing urban mobility solutions. Presently, most of the autonomous aircraft manufacturers are performing research and development for UAM technology. Lilium (Germany) has built the Lilium Jet, an electric vertical take-off and landing jet with a cruising speed of 300 km/h and a range of 300 km. The company plans to deploy this jet for intracity transportation initially and later for intercity transportation. Other aircraft manufacturing companies such as Boeing, Bell, Hyundai Motors, BAE Systems, and EHang are also planning to develop autonomous aircraft for intracity transportation.

Challenge: Lack of risk management framework and insurance cover for aerial delivery drones

Service providers and manufacturers of aerial delivery drones face the potential risk of losing parcels or delivery drones due to lack of insurance coverage. This requires the service providers and manufacturers to work closely with regulatory authorities to ensure that aerial delivery drones are used responsibly. In several countries, it is mandatory for drone users to have insurance cover to handle the liabilities in case of an accident. The current insurance for drones focuses on the risk of personal injury and property damage related to the drone itself or the damage caused by it. However, such laws have not been formulated for aerial delivery drones. Providers of delivery drone services and consumers availing these services need to enter a contract before the initiation of operations. Although the risk of damage or loss is low for the party availing the service, there may be serious consequences in case of an accident.

Insurance helps mitigate losses by providing liability within the policy period. Presently, insurers are facing challenges in terms of damage caused due to hacking, delayed arrival of emergency medical aid packages, loss of control of the drone, air collision, and BVLOS operations. It is expected that insurance will become a part of the risk management framework, regulating delivery drone services in the coming years and will cover physical losses to aerial delivery drones, ground stations, and equipment or packages.

Some of the prominent players in the Drone Services Market include:

  • Aerial Drone Services Inc.
  • Aerodyne Group
  • Arch Aerial LLC
  • AUAV
  • Drone Services Canada Inc.
  • Dronegenuity
  • FLIGHTS Inc.
  • FlyGuys
  • NADAR Drone Company
  • Phoenix Drone Services LLC
  • Wing Aviation LLC

Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2032. For this study, Nova one advisor, Inc. has segmented the global Drone Services market.

By Service

  • Drone Platform Service
  • Drone MRO Service
  • Drone Training & Simulation Services

By Application 

  • Aerial Photography
  • Product Delivery
  • Surveillance & Inspection
  • Data Acquisition & Analytics

By End-User

  • Agriculture
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas
  • Logistic

By Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Frequently Asked Questions

The global drone services market size was exhibited at USD 8.09 billion in 2022 and is projected to hit around USD 87.02 billion by 2032

The global drone services market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 26.81% from 2023 to 2032.

The major players operating in the drone services market are Aerial Drone Services Inc., Aerodyne Group, Arch Aerial LLC, AUAV, CYBERHAWK, Drone Services Canada Inc., Dronegenuity, FLIGHTS Inc., FlyGuys, NADAR Drone Company, Phoenix Drone Services LLC, TERRA DRONE CORPORATION, Wing Aviation LLC and Others.

North America region will lead the global drone services market during the forecast period 2023 to 2032.

Report Detail

  • Report Code:8102
  • No. of Pages:150+
  • Format:PDF/PPT/Excel

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