A post in SUAS New says recent data released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) estimates that drone sales will grow from 2.5 million in 2016 to 7 million in 2020. Additionally, the organization projects that sales of drones intended for commercial use will more than quadruple from 600,000 this year to 2.7 million in 2020.
These numbers mirror the findings of a recent “Drone Use Survey” conducted by Professional Photographers of America (PPA). The national, industry-wide survey was comprised of more than 1,000 professional photographers to help better understand and forecast for the impact of drone use on photography businesses. Read the full article on drone use.