And what they could mean for the future
by: Jack Daleo Friday, July 30, 2021
It has been a great year for drones. In the final week of 2020, the Federal Aviation Association finalized regulations that got the ball rolling for widespread commercial drone use, approving flights beyond the operator’s line of sight just a month later.
With drones now very much in the mainstream, they’ve awakened sleeping corporate giants like Amazon and Walmart, which have partnered with drone manufacturers around the world. Investors are in on the drone craze too, providing funding to a wide range of innovators in the space, and for good reason – the market for drone delivery has an expected compound annual growth rate north of 50% from 2021 through 2026.
All of that hubbub has inspired plenty of pilot projects. Like it or not, drones are entering your airspace across the United States, and they’re delivering a wide range of merchandise. Here are five of the most fascinating drone drop-offs of 2021 thus far: