“The suggestion made by Boris Johnson of a bridge across the Channel between the UK and France, is totally misplaced since it takes no account of the massive impact on transport infrastructure that will be delivered by the drone industry over the next decade alone”.  

This comment comes from Robert Garbett, founder and Chief Executive of UK-based Drone Major Group Limited, which provides services to connect and support suppliers and end-users within the drone industry throughout the world.

Robert Garbett, added: 

2018 is set to be a watershed year for the drone industry, when there is expected to be significant progress on drone standards and regulation that will stimulate the development of one of the most exciting growth industries on the planet. The drone industry embraces everything from aerial gyrocopter drones, to driverless cars, marine, surface and underwater vehicles, and passenger or freight-carrying transporters.

Drone technology is already being used to dramatically reduce infrastructure delivery, saving millions on large scale projects.”

Background to the drone market

The global UAV drones market is expected to increase to USD100 Billion by 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 20% over the next 5 years.[1]  The enhanced capabilities of drones for the military combined with the increasing demand in domestic and commercial applications are driving international growth of the UAV drones market exponentially in the foreseeable future.

The global commercial drone market is taking shape around applications in a wide range of industries including: agriculture, energy, utilities, mining, construction, real estate, news media, film production and many more.