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UAV SHOW 2018

5th edition Europe’s largest professional drone airshow and exhibition

UAV SHOW 2018
Welcome to the 5th edition!
Europe's reference biennial event in the UAV sector. This year, the UAV Show welcomes Japan as guest of honor.

October 10/11, 2018: Europe’s largest professional drone airshow

October 12, 2018: tests and demonstrations (high elongation), flight test area Sainte-Hélène (LF3327) 

Major groups, contractors and SME/SMI

Presentation of the sector’s global offer and latest innovations

Wide customer target: contractors, public bodies, police force, security, fire brigade, network managers, etc.

Key figures

 UAV SHOW is the only event to offer:

  • Displays in a brand-new test zone: various test scenarios available at Sainte-Hélène (in Gironde) (linear inspection, pipes, photovoltaic panels, topography, etc.)
  • Qualified and personalised business appointments
  • High level conferences, round tables and workshops 

A UAV MARKET IN A STRUCTURING PROCESS: 

According to a survey by MarketsandMarkets in 2015, the market should reach a value of USD 5.59 billion by 2020 with a growth rate of 32% for the end of the decade. Forecasts made in the early 2010s have not been fulfilled, however. Stalled by certain obstacles (technologies, regulatory issues, acceptability, etc.) the UAV sector has plateaued, although things have picked up over the last year or so. In France, companies with an end-to-end presence in the professional UAV value chain are emerging. They are specialised by field and are focused on the export market. Data and data processing are becoming core features in the economy of the UAV sector.

With artificial intelligence and Big Data, UAV systems are seeing certain problems disappear, while potential new ones are emerging, such as automation and integration into airspace, etc. French and European regulatory frameworks are evolving with the aim of encouraging the growth of the sector while upholding requirements in terms of safety and certification. 

BREAKDOWN OF CIVIL UAV APPLICATIONS / France / 2020

Source: PIPAME (Inter-Departmental Centre for Forward Studies and Future Economic Changes) – DGE (Directorate General for Business), Ministry for the Economy – DGAC (French Directorate General for Civil Aviation) – Export Growth Perspectives for the Civil UAV Sector, Summer 2017.