Drone industry expected to grow 25% by 2019 and challenges will be debated at IBAS
At least 70,000 Remotely Piloted Aircraft are registered with the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) system, where 44,000 are for recreational use and 25,000 for professional use.
The drone (unmanned aircraft) sector is booming in Brazil and according to Mundo Geo data, the industry’s practical chain will move R$ 500 million in 2019, representing a 25% growth and surpassing more than R$ 400 million of revenues achieved in 2018. At least 70,000 Remotely-Piloted Aircraft (RPA) are registered in the system of the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), where 44 thousand are for recreational use and 25 thousand for professional use. In total, 52,000 people are registered to operate the drones, of which 93% are individuals and 7% companies.
In this sense, IBAS – International Brazil Air Show 2019, which takes place between September 11 and 13, at Gru Airport (SP), includes a strategic agenda to discuss the drone market in Brazil. Workshop Drones will have five panels: drone market in Brazil and worldwide; Embedded technology; Regulatory challenges; and Airport drone detection technologies. Experts from the public and private sectors attend the Workshop.
“We brought this agenda to IBAs 19 considering the importance of this sector in Brazil, especially after its regulation and increasing use in different segments, such as agriculture and infrastructure. The discussion at the event should address the economic advantages that unmanned aircraft or drones represent, as well as the challenges that will need to be addressed in the coming years, of which we highlight the responsibility for data protection, privacy, noise and emission of CO2, among other points”, emphasizes IBAS creator – International Brazil Air Show and Sator Executive Director Paula Faria.
Speaker of the Brazilian and World Drone Market Panel at IBAS19, CEO of Mundo Geo, Emerson Granemann, mentions that, currently, in Brazil, more than 30 thousand people are involved with the drone sector, either directly or indirectly, which is difficult to think about geolocation, inspections, security, rescue, mapping, telecommunications, for example, without the help of drones. “It is also worth mentioning the large number of public and private companies that are choosing to equip themselves with technology to generate their own data, without hiring service providers. All this movement is expected to generate R$ 500 million in revenue in 2019, in the country. And in my presentation at IBAS I will highlight expectations for this market in the global context, emphasizing the current Brazilian scenario”, said Granemann..
The global market for drone services could reach US$ 127 billion by 2020, according to a report by PwC consultancy in 2017, which points to agribusiness as one of the sectors responsible for popularizing drones, where 26% of aircraft are used in agriculture, behind only the infrastructure area (includes all possible uses in civil engineering) and which holds 41% of the use.