The market for UAV Traffic Management Services – 2019-2023

The ‘The market for UAV Traffic Management Services – 2019-2023’ gives the world’s most comprehensive market guide to market values, opportunities and future developments within the global UAS air traffic management (UTM) sector. We provide an analysis of development plans, technology and standards roadmaps, UTM service supplier routes-to-market and UTM financing trends. We have gathered information first hand from government and industry sources around the world to gain a country-by-country perspective on how UTM services are being developed and introduced. We look at how charging for UTM services is being planned and how UTM service providers, including air navigation service providers (ANSPs), are aligning their business plans to the changing market requirements.

We report on the key technology drivers that are shaping the market and assess how new regulatory and standards frameworks are impacting the speed with which the UTM is evolving worldwide.

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Executive summary

Introduction to the report

1. UTM – Different approaches to defining the concept

  • 1.1 The elements that make up a UTM system
  • 1.2 The US vision: NASA’s UTM
  • 1.3 The European Union vision – U-Space
  • 1.4 China’s UOMS concept
  • 1.5 Japan’s Aerial Industrial Revolution
  • 1.6 Nanjing Technical University’s UTM concept
  • 1.7 ONERA’s Low Level RPAS Traffic Management system (LLRTM)
  • 1.8 Technology provider and other UTM concepts
  • 1.9 A6 Alliance

2. A growing demand for services

  • 2.1 Overview of high-level forecasts for commercial drone operator services, by sector, value, geography and platform numbers

3. A country-by-country and regional guide to programmes creating the procedures and protocols required for UTM


  • 3.1 Africa
  • 3.2 Australasia
  • 3.3 Europe
  • 3.4 Far East
  • 3.5 Latin America
  • 3.6 Middle East
  • 3.7 North America

4. The role of regulators, certification and standards agencies – Likely scenarios for developing the regulatory framework for UTM

  • 4.1 The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • 4.2 European agencies
  • 4.3 National regulatory bodies, drone councils and JARUS
  • 4.4 Standards organisations
  • 4.5 The International Air Transport Association (IATA)

5. Financing UTM

  • 5.1 Different approaches to financing UTM systems

6. Current and emerging technologies

  • 6.1 Drone registration
  • 6.2 Geo-fencing
  • 6.3 Surveillance, tracking and identification
  • 6.4 Sense-and-avoid
  • 6.5 Communications
  • 6.6 Block chain
  • 6.7 Parachute systems  

7. Market forecasts for growth in the global UTM market – by value, geographic demand and sector

  • 7.1 How UTM services are currently being implemented worldwide
  • 7.2 The developing role of UTM service providers
  • 7.3 Air navigation service providers and UTM business opportunities
  • 7.4 UTM market forecasts by value, geographic demand and sector

8. The Urban Air Mobility UTM market

  • 8.1 Introduction to the UAM market
  • 8.2 Urban air mobility projects currently underway
  • 8.3 Governmental and inter-governmental urban air transport
    research and collaborative programmes


  • Appendix one: An index of UTM service providers
  • Appendix two: Drones Amsterdam Declaration
  • Appendix three: The EU standards roadmap for commercial drone operations
  • Appendix four: ANSI Standardisation Roadmap
  • Appendix five: EASA/European Commission U-Space regulations discussion document