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2014 was the breakthrough year for consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly called drones. After several years of popular toy helicopters like the Picoo Z, the quadcopter UAVs were finally consumer-friendly enough for early adopters.


  • Regulation is the biggest single threat to the growth of the market. It is likely that law enforcement, governing bodies like the FAA or CAA, and governments themselves will seek to control some aspects of drone sale and usage.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the future for consumer UAVs / drones
  • Offers an analysis, SWOT, and PEST of the global consumer drone space

Key questions answered

  • What is a drone?
  • What business models does the consumer drone space support?
  • What are the key barriers and opportunities in the consumer drone space?
  • How far have consumer drones come in the past two to three years and where are they headed?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations

Market status

  • Innovation Primers – aim and scope
  • Consumer drones / UAVs: An introduction

Market dynamics

  • Key players
  • Business model
  • Business challenges
  • Business opportunity


  • Author

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