The Importance of Industry Standards to the Drone Market

Enrico Schaefer - March 2, 2018 - Autonomous Technology, Industry Standards for UAV


As drone services market continues to evolve, market success stories are becoming more common. The number of drone pilots complying with the Part 107 regulations, including waivers and authorizations, increases every day. Professional grade drone contracts, UAV Operating Manuals and websites which give customers confidence are important assets being leveraged by the industry. Professionalism within the drone industry continues to become the standard.

Currently, there is no consensus on industry standards beyond compliance with the Part 107 regulations.
But sUAS industry standards are coming, just like such standards eventually take hold in virtually every new and emerging industry. Industry standards will help the drone services market grow and achieve service and copyright license pricing which reflects the value of the drone services provided. In this episode of Drone Law Pro radio, we discussed the importance of industry standards for unmanned aerial vehicles.

More UAV Drone and Part 107 Resources:

  • Why Standards Will Be Critical to UAV Adoption
  • Whether advocating for smart public policy or crafting key industry standards, CTIA helps our members navigate the complex legal and regulatory environment for utilizing commercial wireless networks for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAV”), commonly referred to as Drones.
  • How standards will target the drone industry
  • ICAO Panel Will Recommend First UAV Standards in 2018: The International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) new Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) Panel aims to deliver standards for unmanned aircraft to the organization’s governing council in 2018.

For more information please visit our Drone Site.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by attorney Enrico Schaefer, who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a practicing Business, IP, and Technology Law litigation attorney.