About Our Industry
Why Commercial Drones?
The advancement of commercial drone technology benefits all Americans—including those in underserved and difficult to reach communities—and democratizes aviation, opening new mobility opportunities for all. Advances in hardware and information technology have prompted an aviation revolution, with drones as vital tools that create jobs, spur growth, protect the environment, deliver goods, inspect critical infrastructure, expand equitable and efficient access to medicines, strengthen our economy, and enhance public safety.
Drones are promoting infrastructure resilience, providing early detection of oil and gas leaks and inspecting our nation’s railways, bridges and electrical grid.
Drones are enhancing sustainability – offering a substitute for ground vehicles, and reducing carbon emissions associated with traditional inspection methods.
Drones are expanding access to critical supplies.
Advancing this industry will ensure America’s global competitiveness, our national security and leadership in global aviation.