UK SMEs in the drone industry poised for massive growth

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UK SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are well placed to be at the forefront of the drone industry’s massive expansion, that could see hundreds of thousands of new jobs being created across the EU, a recent report by the European Commission (EC) has been able to reveal.

The report said drones – remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) – are no longer solely used by the military. There are hundreds of UK companies, mainly SMEs, who are using RPAS to provide a range of services, including photography, land surveying, building inspection and crop analysis.

The EC report highlights an estimate by the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe that 150,000 jobs could be created by the drone industry by 2050, while also arguing that mastering RPAS technology will be key to the future competitiveness of the European aeronautics industry.

Commenting on the report, Civilian Use of Drones in the EU, committee chairman, Baroness O’Cathain, said: “The growth in civilian drone use has been astonishing and they are taking to the skies faster than anyone could have predicted.

“We have a huge opportunity to make Europe a world leader in drone technology. But there’s also a risk—public understanding of how to use drones safely may not keep pace with people’s appetite to fly them. It would just take one disastrous accident to destroy public confidence and set the whole industry back.”

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Firms planning to expand their workforces due to newly found business opportunities should try their best to ensure that the basis they’re building on is solid enough, and this is precisely where Tensor could help, given our extensive experience in the field of workforce management.

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