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DRONES IN THE CHANNEL: 2016 MARKET REPORT

About: This 44-page research report provides a comprehensive view drone distribution and sales in North America as of April 2016.  It details U.S. market size for all drones and growth projections by segment (cost of drones, commercial activity, etc.), brand market share, types of reseller outfits and the roles they play, and the extent of big-box store penetration (what they carry, how many SKUs, etc.).  It also details buyers purchasing experience and preferences, where and how do buyers purchase their drones (e.g., online or in a store) and the most popular drone brands by price point.

 

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LIST OF FIGURES
LIST OF TABLES
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
ABOUT THIS STUDY
Background
Objective
Methodology
KEY INSIGHTS
Insight 1
Insight 2
Insight 3
Insight 4
Insight 5
Insight 6
Insight 7
Insight 8
DRONE MARKET GROWTH
Size of drone market and growth
Size and growth by FAA weight segment
Price / market segments
FAA Section 333 exemptions – growth and drone statistics
DISTRIBUTION BUSINESSES AND THE ROLES THEY PLAY
Manufacturers selling direct to consumers
Manufacturers selling direct to retail chains
Drone-specific distributors
General or traditional distributors
Vertical market distributors and resellers
Storefront drone-specific dealers
Estimate of number of retail outlets carrying drones
Distribution networks of major manufacturers (original interviews)
Wholesale or direct?
Just drones?
Services offered?
Hottest segments and outlets?
What’s next?
BUYER SURVEY RESULTS
Demographics
Place of purchase by channel business (last and next purchase)
How purchased
Buyer’s experience
Seller services that matter most
Brands purchased
Intended use
Price points
Drones costing less than $1,000
Drones priced between $1,000 and $2,000
Drones costing more than $2,000
Most popular accessories
ABOUT SKYLOGIC RESEARCH
ABOUT BZ MEDIA
APPENDIX: BUYERS SURVEY QUESTIONS

FIGURE 1 – U.S. CONSUMER DRONES UNIT SALES (in 000’s)
FIGURE 2 – PROJECTED U.S. DRONE SALES REVENUE (IN 000’s)
FIGURE 3 – AUTHORIZATIONS GRANTED VIA SECTION 333 EXEMPTIONS
FIGURE 4 – FAA SECTION 333 INTENDED OPERATION BY INDUSTRY
FIGURE 5 – TOP FAA SECTION 333 REGISTERED DRONE BRANDS
FIGURE 6 – NUMBER OF BRANDS CARRIED BY MAJOR RETAILER
FIGURE 7 – QUALIFIED RESPONDENT BY COUNTRY
FIGURE 8 – QUALIFIED RESPONDENT ROLE(S)
FIGURE 9 – QUALIFIED RESPONDENT BY AGE GROUP
FIGURE 10 – WHERE DRONE BUYERS BUY
FIGURE 11 – HOW DRONES ARE PURCHASED
FIGURE 12 – DRONE BUYING EXPERIENCE
FIGURE 13 – MOST IMPORTANT SELLER SERVICES
FIGURE 14 – BRAND PURCHASED
FIGURE 15 – INTENDED USE DETAIL
FIGURE 16 – INTENDED USE BY FAA UAS TYPE
FIGURE 17 – DRONE PURCHASE PRICE POINTS
FIGURE 18 – INTENDED USE FOR DRONES COSTING LESS THAN $1,000
FIGURE 19 – INTENDED USES FOR DRONES $1,000 – $2,000
FIGURE 20 – INTENDED USE FOR DRONES COSTING MORE THAN $2,000
FIGURE 21 – MOST POPULAR DRONE ACCESSORIES

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1 – 2016 Drone Forecast by Weight Segment
Table 2 – Drone Price / Market Segments
Table 3 – Ten Most Prominent Brands in Retail
Table 4 – Top Drone Brands Costing less than $1,000
Table 5 – Purchase Location for Drones under $1,000
Table 7 – Top Drone Brands $1,000 – $2,000
Table 8 – Top Drone Brands Costing more than $2,000
Table 9 – Purchase Location for Drones Costing more than $2,000

 

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drone_anayst_state_of_industry_research_report_v151013-front-cover_page_01COMMERCIAL DRONES: CURRENT STATE OF THE INDUSTRY

About: This 36-page research report details the state of the commercial drone industry in the U.S. as of September 2016.  It looks at recent innovations, business applications, key ecosystem companies, and market forecasts. It analyzes the business impact and market opportunities that proposed Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) rules have on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) manufacturers, distributors, service providers, and investors. The report is a great primer for those who want to take advantage of the coming boom in this potentially lucrative industry. It provides fresh information for industry veterans, entrepreneurs and investors, career changers/advancers, and corporate personnel in all industries. The full text of the report contains the most salient industry statistics illustrated by 12 figures and four tables.  Read more about the report here.

 

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
INTRODUCTION
COMMERCIAL DRONES
Alphabet soup
A new kind of drone
Drones as IoT devices
Unmanned ‘systems’
APPLICATIONS AND MARKETS
Application breadth
Major market segments
FORECASTS AND INVESTMENTS
Public interest in commercial drones
Forecasts: diversity and hype
Investment activity
ECOSYSTEM
Legal
Insurance

Operations and logging
Flight readiness / no-fly zones
Training
REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
The basics
The specifics
UAS Classifications
Airspace classes
Hobby vs. commercial
Provisional UAS rules (2012-2016)
2015 proposed rules
Current rules (Part 107)
Six UAS Test Sites
Private sentiment and public policy
COMMERCIAL USE STATISTICS
Country statistics
Aircraft statistics
Market statistics
IMPACT BY MARKET
Precision Agriculture
Inspection / Monitoring
Mapping / Surveying
Film / Photo / Video
Public Safety / First Responders
INNOVATIONS AND INCUBATORS
Innovations
Incubators

LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1 – DRONES AS IOT DEVICES
Figure 2 – DRONE SYSTEMS
Figure 3 – SAMPLE DRONE APPLICATIONS
Figure 4 – TREND FOR INTEREST IN ‘COMMECIAL DRONES’
Figure 5 – INVESTMENT ACTIVITY
Figure 6 – COMMERCIAL DRONES ECOSYSTEM
Figure 7 – AIRSPACE CLASSES
Figure 8 – FAA TEST SITES
Figure 9 – NUMBER OF OPERATORS BY COUNTRY
Figure 10 – REGISTERED AIRCRAFT
Figure 11 – REGISTERED AIRCRAFT TYPE
Figure 12 – OPERATION / MISSION BY MARKET

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1 – DRONE TYPE COMPARISON
Table 2 – MARKET FORECASTS
Table 3 – HOBBY VS. COMMERCIAL
Table 4 – SAMPLE INNOVATIONS

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ADS-B AND ITS USE FOR SMALL DRONE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

About: This 37 page report details the existing state of UAS traffic management; identifies issues, problems, and misconceptions about ADS-B; and includes six key insights from an online survey and vendor research. The study determines the practicability of using ADS-B for use in small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) from the perspective of owners and operators and analyzes if ADS-B is the right solution for small drones operating in low-altitude airspace. It identifies ten major issues with current ADS-B technology that become even more concerning once you start putting transponders on a small drone flying at a low altitude. It informs about recent innovations, technical limitations, and integration attempts and calls out the traffic management issues that need to be addressed if ADS-B is used and integrated with other alternative technologies. Read more about the report here.

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LIST OF FIGURES
MEDIA PARTNERS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
ABOUT THIS STUDY
Methodology
WHY THIS STUDY?
Air traffic management for drones
NASA
The ADS-B cornerstone
Google
Amazon
KEY INSIGHTS
Insight 1
Insight 2
Insight 3
Insight 4
Insight 5
Insight 6
RECOMMENDATIONS
DETAILED FINDINGS
What is ADS-B?
Ins and outs
Frequencies
Ten major issues
Major misconceptions
Cautionary tales
Real-world testing
Arcturus UAV
Apollo
Academic research and ASSURE
NATS (UK)
Complementary and alternative solutions
Pathfinder
PrecisionHawk LATAS
FAA test sites and committees
SURVEY RESULTS
Demographics
Level of understanding
Issues for small drones
Use requirements
Cellular-based alternative
ABOUT DRONE ANALYST
APPENDIX: QUESTIONS

Figures
Figure 1 – GOOGLE’S UAS AIRSPACE SYSTEM
Figure 2 – AMAZON’S ZONES FOR SMALL DRONES
Figure 3 – AMAZON’S EQUIPAGE PROPOSAL
Figure 4 – ADS-B SYSTEM
Figure 5 – ADS-B FREQUENCIES
Figure 6 – DECEPTIVE ADS-B COVERAGE MAP
Figure 7 – REBROADCAST TOWERS
Figure 8 – MANUFACTURERS BY N-NUMBER
Figure 9 – ADS-B REMOTE TEST
Figure 10 – LATAS SAFETY-AS-A-SERVICE
Figure 11 – QUALIFIED RESPONDENTS BY ROLE
Figure 12 – UNDERSTANDING OF ADS-B
Figure 13 – MANDATE FOR DRONE USE
Figure 14 – FAMILIARITY WITH UTM SOLUTIONS
Figure 15 – PERCEPTIONS ABOUT ADS-B FOR SMALL DRONES
Figure 16 –ADS-B ‘OUT’ BY UAS TYPE
Figure 17 – REQUIREMENT FOR BVLOS OPERATIONS
Figure 18 – CELLULAR NETWORK-BASED ALTERNATIVE

 

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A Site License authorizes the user to install the purchased report in several computers at a particular site or facility. The license allows simultaneous access to up to 25 users.
A Single User License authorizes only the named user (one person) the right to access the purchased report. It grants the user the right to install the report on any number of machines as long as that same licensee is the only user. By choosing this option the named user agrees not to distribute the report.