Eyes in the Sky: The Potential for Drones
October 4, 2016 - Contact FacilitiesNet Editorial Staff »
Could drone technology benefit your institutional or commercial facility? Maintenance and engineering managers who answer yes probably are not alone. A recent analysis of the cost of labor and services in commercial markets that could be replaced by drone-powered solutions found that drones could be worth a whopping $127 billion to industries across the world.
Infrastructure — including facilities — has the best prospects for drone adoption, with a total addressable value of more than $45 billion. Manned aircraft are already heavily used in agriculture for crop-dusting so it comes as no surprise that this sector also has some $32 billion of financial potential. Transport rounds off the top three industries where drones could really take off. Its total addressable value is $13 billion, according to PwC.
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This Quick Read was submitted by Dan Hounsell, editor-in-chief of Facility Maintenance Decisions, firstname.lastname@example.org. Read his article about drone applications for facility maintenance and engineering here.