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    Unmanned Traffic Management Market Growth Analysis | 2022-2028

    Unmanned Traffic Management Market Growth Analysis | 2022-2028
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    Market Insights

    The unmanned traffic management market was estimated at USD 572.6 million in 2021 and is likely to grow at a CAGR of 20.46% during 2022-2028 to reach USD 2134.76 million in 2028.


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    What is unmanned traffic management?

    Unmanned traffic management is a system designed to manage and regulate the traffic of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, in the air. UTM systems are used to ensure the safe and efficient operation of drones in shared airspace, including Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations.

    UTM systems rely on a combination of technologies, including communication systems, surveillance systems, command and control centers, and data analytics tools, to manage drone traffic and ensure the safety of people and property on the ground. These systems enable drone operators, air traffic controllers, and other stakeholders to monitor and manage drone operations, including flight planning, real-time tracking, and situational awareness. The development of UTM systems is a key priority for the drone industry and regulatory agencies worldwide. The technology continues to evolve, and UTM systems are expected to play a critical role in managing airspace and ensuring the safe integration of drones into the existing aviation infrastructure.

    Unmanned Traffic Management Market Highlights

    Market Size in 2021

    USD 572.6 million

    Market Size in 2028

    USD 2134.76 million

    Market Growth (2022-2028)

    20.46% CAGR

    Base Year of Study


    Trend Period


    Forecast Period


    Market Dynamics

    As the usage of drones develops across industries such as agriculture, construction, transportation, and logistics, UTM systems are becoming crucial. Advanced UTM systems are required in these industries to provide safe and efficient drone operations, particularly BVLOS operations.

    Drones are being used in a wide range of industries, which has led to an increase in drone operations, which in turn has created a demand for UTM systems that can manage the growing volume of drone traffic.

    UTM systems are essential for ensuring the safe integration of drones into the airspace and preventing collisions with other aircraft or obstacles on the ground. They also enable efficient and effective drone operations, particularly BVLOS operations, which require advanced UTM systems to ensure safety and compliance with regulations.

    The demand for BVLOS operations is also driving the growth of the UTM market, as these operations require more advanced UTM systems to ensure safe and efficient operations. Additionally, the development of new UTM technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, is expected to further drive the growth of the UTM market in the coming years.


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    Segments Analysis

    This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision-making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.

    The market is segmented into the following categories. 

    By End-Use Type

    • Agriculture & Forestry
    • Logistics & Transportation
    • Surveillance & Monitoring
    • Others

    By Solution Type

    • Communication Infrastructure
    • Navigation Infrastructure
    • Surveillance Infrastructure
    • Others

    By Type

    • Non-Persistent UTM
    • Persistent UTM

    By Component Type

    • Hardware Equipment
    • Software
    • Services

    By Region

    • North America (Country Analysis: the USA, Canada, and Mexico) 
    • Europe (Country Analysis: Germany, France, the UK, Russia, and the Rest of Europe)
    • Asia-Pacific (Country Analysis: China, Japan, India, and the Rest of Asia-Pacific)
    • Rest of the World (Sub-Region Analysis: Latin America, the Middle East, and Others)

    By End-Use Type 

    Based on the end-use type, the market is segmented as agriculture & forestry, logistics & transportation, surveillance & monitoring, and others. The logistics & transportation segment dominated the market in 2021 and is likely to continue its leading position during the forecast period. The growth of this segment is owing to the growth in the application of small unmanned aerial systems (below 25 kg in weight) by e-commerce and retail companies.

    By Solution Type

    Based on the solution type, the market is segmented as communication infrastructure, navigation infrastructure, surveillance infrastructure, and others. The communication infrastructure segment is expected to remain dominant during the forecast period. The growth of this segment is driven by the growing acceptance of Beyond Line of Sight Operations (BVLOS), which demand precise communication between UTM and drone operators.

    By Type

    Based on the type, the market is segmented as non-persistent UTM and persistent UTM. The persistent UTM segment is estimated to register higher growth in the coming five years. This growth can be attributed to the increase in logistics and transportation activities in developed economies, such as the US, the UK, and Switzerland.

    By Component Type

    Based on the component type, the market is segmented as hardware equipment, software, and services.  The services segment commanded the market in 2021 and is likely to remain dominant during the forecast period as well. The prime focus of unmanned traffic management will be on service providers delivering flight and security information to UTM as well as drone operators.

    Regional Insights

    In terms of regions, North America dominated the market in 2021 and is estimated to maintain its dominance in the coming five years, driven by the growth in drone activities, the rise in investments by various government agencies on drone BVLOS operations, and the regional presence of major global giants, such as AirMap, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Harris Corporation. The North American region is expected to witness the highest growth during the forecast period. Europe and Asia-Pacific are also expected to offer substantial growth opportunities during the forecast period.


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    Key Players

    Some of the major players in the market are-

    • Airmap, Inc.
    • Altitude Angel Limited
    • Analytical Graphics
    • SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd.
    • Frequentis
    • Harris Corporation
    • Lockheed Martin Corporation
    • Nova Systems
    • Nokia Corporation
    • PrecisionHawk

    Research Methodology

    This report offers high-quality insights and is the outcome of a detailed research methodology comprising extensive secondary research, rigorous primary interviews with industry stakeholders, and validation and triangulation with Stratview Research’s internal database and statistical tools.

    More than 1,000 authenticated secondary sources, such as company annual reports, fact books, press releases, journals, investor presentations, white papers, patents, and articles have been leveraged to gather the data.

    We conducted more than 10 detailed primary interviews with the market players across the value chain in all four regions and with industry experts to obtain both qualitative and quantitative insights.

    Report Features

    This report provides market intelligence in the most comprehensive way. The report structure has been kept such that it offers maximum business value. It provides critical insights into the market dynamics and will enable strategic decision-making for the existing market players as well as those willing to enter the market.

    What Deliverables Will You Get in this Report?

    Key questions this report answers

    Relevant contents in the report

    How big is the sales opportunity?

    In-depth Analysis of the Unmanned Traffic Management Market

    How lucrative is the future?

    Market forecast and trend data and emerging trends

    Which regions offer the best sales opportunities?

    Global, regional, and country-level historical data and forecasts

    Which are the most attractive market segments?

    Market segment analysis and Forecast

    Which are the top players and their market positioning?

    Competitive landscape analysis, Market share analysis

    How complex is the business environment?

    Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, Life cycle analysis

    What are the factors affecting the market?

    Drivers & challenges

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    10% free customization

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    With this detailed report, Stratview Research offers one of the following free customization options to our respectable clients:

    Company Profiling

    • Detailed profiling of additional market players (up to 3 players)
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    Market Segmentation

    • Current market segmentation of any one of the types by end-use type.  

    Competitive Benchmarking

    • Benchmarking of key players on the following parameters: Product portfolio, geographical reach, regional presence, and strategic alliances

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    The market was estimated at USD 572.6 million in 2021.

    The market is likely to reach USD 2134.76 million in 2028.

    The market is expected to witness an impressive growth of 20.46% CAGR during 2022-2028.

    Airmap, Inc., Altitude Angel Limited, Analytical Graphics, SZ DJI Technology Co., Ltd., Frequentis, Harris Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Nova Systems, Nokia Corporation, Precisionhawk are among the key players in the market.

    North America dominates the market.

    The communication infrastructure segment is dominant in the market.

    The logistics & transportation segment lead the market.

    The services segment dominant the market in the coming years.


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