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PUBLISHER: Drone Industry Insights | PRODUCT CODE: 1464281

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PUBLISHER: Drone Industry Insights | PRODUCT CODE: 1464281

Drone Regulation Report 2024: Global Drone Regulations and Standards Examined and Compared

PAGES: 96 Pages; 21 Charts; 35 Tables
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New insights on commercial drone regulation and the drone readiness index

  • The latest drone regulations pave the way for more BVLOS, OOP and at-night operations
  • Both the FAA and EASA have continued to develop and implement path-leading regulations for drone technology
  • International drone standards for basic and advanced operations will take effect in the next 5 years to allow for better leveraging of drone technology
  • Regulators in several countries besides the FAA and EASA will look to implement new rules to allow for more drone operations to take place

Buy the full commercial drone regulation report for in-depth analysis

  • Comprehensive 90-page commercial drone regulation report with country profiles, Drone Readiness Index, and upcoming regulation.
  • Detailed country profiles for 23 of the largest global drone markets with latest revision date, link to regulation, operational limitations, UTM activities, remarks, and outlook.
  • Chapter on Drone Readiness Index (DRI) for top 42 drone markets based on six key metrics: applicability, human resources, administrative infrastructure, operational limits, airspace integration and social acceptance.
  • Dedicated chapters on international drone certifications & standards, UTM regulation, and regulatory outlook, challenges & trends.

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DRONEII's annual 'Drone Regulation Report' provides the most comprehensive overview and analysis of global drone regulations as well as their impact on the drone industry.

Our Drone Readiness Index (DRI) is a proprietary analytical framework for comparing national drone regulations which was built based on years of experience in the commercial drone industry and an intimate understanding of the regulatory environment.

The 'Drone Regulation Report' introduces the bureaucratic infrastructure behind drone regulations, first in Chapter 1 outlining how drone regulations are made what sorts of challenges drone regulators face. Chapter 2 delves deeper into European and international drone regulations by explaining how EASA and other EU regulatory bodies work in conjunction with national regulations for basic and advanced drone operations.

This report also features a dedicated chapter about drone certification and international standards. Chapter 3 explains how the certification process is carried out in the USA and Europe as well as an overview of the process in general and in other countries. Regarding intentional standards, the report focuses on three areas: international, basic operations, and advanced operations. The subsequent Chapter 4 then explores the rising topic of UTM regulation. This chapter explains the goals of UTM, its architecture, and its implementation status before going into the regulatory timeline and comparison between the FAA and EASA. Finally, the chapter explores international frameworks, standards, and government trials that have taken place or are ongoing.

Our 'Commercial Drone Regulation Report' also provides country profiles for 23 of the most influential drone markets around the world. The flagship component of the report is the Drone Readiness Index (DRI), outlined in Chapter 4, which ranks countries according to the six key indicators: applicability, operational scope, human resources, administrative infrastructure, social acceptance and airspace integration.

Finally, Chapter 6 of the Drone Regulation Report provides readers with an overview of emerging drone regulation topics including outlook, challenges, and trends. Challenges are broken down between near-term, medium-term, and long-term. There is also a look at trends, which provides insights on the key factors affecting regulation as well as its converse: the key factors that regulations themselves affect.

Ultimately, this 96-page Drone Regulation Report helps companies make strategic business development decisions based on regulatory developments and forecasts. This can provide guidance into, for example, market entry or product expansion and whether it is the right time to engage in these. Droneii's Commercial Drone Regulation Report is a also great tool for current and potential investors in the drone industry.






  • Research Methodology
  • Scope Definition & Research Design
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analysis
  • Data Validation
  • Report Creation


  • 1.1. What Are Drone Regulations?
  • 1.2. Push From The Drone Industry
  • 1.3. Why Do Drone Regulations Matter?
  • 1.4. Drone Rulemaking Process
  • 1.5. Drone Rulemaking Stakeholders
  • 1.6. The Development of Drone Regulations
  • 1.7. Empiric Data from the Drone Industry


  • 2.1. International Drone Regulation
  • 2.2. Drone Regulations in the USA - Basics
  • 2.3. Drone Regulations in the USA - Advanced Drone Operation
  • 2.4. Drone Regulations in the USA - Upcoming Challenges
  • 2.5. Drone Regulations in Europe - Basics
  • 2.6. Drone Regulations in Europe - Advanced Drone Operation
  • 2.7. Drone Regulations in Europe - Standard Scenarios & PDRAS
  • 2.8. Drone Regulations in Europe - Upcoming Challenges


  • 3.1. From Operating Rules to Certification
  • 3.2. Certification of Drones
  • 3.3. Certification Regulation in the USA
  • 3.4. Certification Regulation in Europe
  • 3.5. Certification Regulation in Other Countries
  • 3.6. International Standards on Drones
  • 3.7. Standards for Basic Drone Operation
  • 3.8. Standards for Advanced Drone Operation


  • 4.1. The Goals of UTM
  • 4.2. UTM System Architecture
  • 4.3. Status of UTM Implementation
  • 4.4. UTM Regulation Timeline
  • 4.5. Regulation EU and FAA
  • 4.6. International UTM Framework Comparison
  • 4.7. UTM Standards
  • 4.8. Governmental Trial Programs


  • 5.1. Drone Readiness Index - Introduction
  • 5.2. Measuring Drone Regulations: Index Parameters
  • 5.3. Drone Readiness Index (DRI) - Ranking
    • 5.4.1. Australia
    • 5.4.2. Belgium
    • 5.4.3. Brazil
    • 5.4.4. Canada
    • 5.4.5. China
    • 5.4.6. France
    • 5.4.7. Germany
    • 5.4.8. India
    • 5.4.9. Indonesia
    • 5.4.10. Israel
    • 5.4.11. Italy
    • 5.4.12. Japan
    • 5.4.13. Malaysia
    • 5.4.14. Netherlands
    • 5.4.15. Norway
    • 5.4.16. Poland
    • 5.4.17. South Korea
    • 5.4.18. Spain
    • 5.4.19. Switzerland
    • 5.4.20. Taiwan
    • 5.4.21. UAE
    • 5.4.22. United Kingdom
    • 5.4.23. USA


  • 6.1. Global Regulation - Achievements and Future
  • 6.2. Drone Regulation Challenges - Near-term
  • 6.3. Drone Regulation Challenges - Mid-term
  • 6.4. Drone Regulation Challenges - Long-term
  • 6.5. Technological Drone Trends with Impact on Regulations


  • Chart 1: Drone Industry Insights Research Workflow
  • Chart 2: Drone Industry Insights Scope Definition
  • Chart 3: Drone Industry Insights Data Triangulation
  • Chart 4: Survey Respondents' Assessment of the Most Important Market-Driving Actors
  • Chart 5: The 3 Levels of Drone Regulations
  • Chart 6: The Role of Regulations in the Drone Workflow
  • Chart 7: The Drone Regulation Rulemaking Process
  • Chart 8: Example of Drone Regulation Rulemaking of FAA Part107 in the US
  • Chart 9: Drone Regulation Stakeholder Overview
  • Chart 10: Drone Delivery Regulation Development
  • Chart 11: Flight Permission for Advanced Missions
  • Chart 12: Time Needed for Flight Permission
  • Chart 13: How Hard/Easy was it to Acquire Flight Permission?
  • Chart 14: Overview of FAA-approved waiver for BVLOS, OOP and other drone operations
  • Chart 15: Possible Options to receive Flight Authorization in the Specific Category
  • Chart 16: Certification of Drones
  • Chart 17: The Certification Process
  • Chart 18: UTM System Overview
  • Chart 19: UTM System Architecture
  • Chart 20: UTM Regulation Timeline
  • Chart 21: Timeline of Drone Regulation Milestones until 2025


  • Table 1: Drone Operation in the Open and Specific Category
  • Table 2: List and Summary of published PDRAs
  • Table 3: Status of UTM Implementation
  • Table 4: International UTM Framework Comparison
  • Table 5: List of UTM Standards
  • Table 6: Governmental UTM Trial Programs
  • Table 7: Countries Examined in the Drone Readiness Index (DRI)
  • Table 8: Drone Readiness Index (DRI) Ranking of 42 Countries
  • Table 9: Drone Regulations in Australia
  • Table 10: Drone Regulations in Belgium
  • Table 11: Drone Regulations in Brazil
  • Table 12: Drone Regulations in Canada
  • Table 13: Drone Regulations in China
  • Table 14: Drone Regulations in France
  • Table 15: Drone Regulations in Germany
  • Table 16: Drone Regulations in India
  • Table 17: Drone Regulations in Indonesia
  • Table 18: Drone Regulations in Israel
  • Table 19: Drone Regulations in Italy
  • Table 20: Drone Regulations in Japan
  • Table 21: Drone Regulations in Malaysia
  • Table 22: Drone Regulations in Netherlands
  • Table 23: Drone Regulations in Norway
  • Table 24: Drone Regulations in Poland
  • Table 25: Drone Regulations in South Korea
  • Table 26: Drone Regulations in Spain
  • Table 27: Drone Regulations in Switzerland
  • Table 28: Drone Regulations in Taiwan
  • Table 29: Drone Regulations in the UAE
  • Table 30: Drone Regulations in the United Kingdom
  • Table 31: Drone Regulations in the USA
  • Table 32: Drone Regulation Challenges - Near-term
  • Table 33: Drone Regulation Challenges - Mid-term
  • Table 34: Drone Regulation Challenges - Long-term
  • Table 35: Technological Drone Industry Trends and Their Impact on Regulations
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