Unmanned Aircraft Training Market

Unmanned Aircraft Training Market Analysis By Drone Type (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing), by Operation (Autonomous Drone, Remotely Piloted Drone), By Application (Mapping & Surveying, Precision Agriculture), By End Use & By Region - Global Market Insights 2023-2033

Analysis of Unmanned Aircraft Training Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Unmanned Aircraft Training Market Outlook

The global unmanned aircraft training market is expected to reach a valuation of US$ 265.2 million in 2023 and is expected to progress at a CAGR of 15.6% to reach US$ 1,130.1 million by the end of 2033.

In 2023, the global drone services market is estimated to be valued around US$ 6.6 billion. While the drone inspection service market will be valued at US$ 2.0 billion. In terms of value the adoption of unmanned aircraft training accounted for nearly 4% share of the global drone inspection service market at the end of 2022.

Report Attributes


Market Size (2022A)

US$ 223.8 million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 265.2 million

Forecasted Market Value (2033F)

US$ 1,130.1 million

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

15.6% CAGR

North America Market Share (2022)


North America Market Value (US$ Mn), 2023

US$ 83.3 million

Europe Market Share (%), 2023


Europe Market Value (US$ Mn), 2023

US$ 53.7 million

China Market Share (%), 2023

~ 14.9%

China Market Value (US$ Mn)

US $ 39.4 million

Market Share of Top 3 Countries


Key Companies Profiled

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Da-jiang innovations science and technology co. Ltd.
  • Aerovironment Inc.
  • The Boeing Company
  • Textron Inc.
  • L3Harris Technologies Inc.
  • Saab ab
  • Parrot SA
  • 3d robotics Inc.
  • AscTec
  • Xaircraft
  • Israel aerospace industries ltd.

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Adoption Analysis of Unmanned Aircraft Training (2018-2022) Vs. Market Outlook (2023-2033)

As there is increase in the inspection service market such as roof, tower, pipeline and offshore inspection market this will in turn elevate the demand of the unmanned aircraft training. During the forecast period, this is anticipated to continue on a similar trajectory, making the impact on the market insignificant. Unmanned aircraft trainings are loaded with technology and have cost-effective advantages over other large unmanned aerial vehicles.

These drones can enhance the demand for training operators and perform tracking, surveillance, and surveillance operations. Based on the above factors, unmanned aircraft training revenue is projected to reach US$ 265.2 million in 2023, growing at a CAGR of 15.6%.

  • Short Term (2023 Q1 to 2026): Increasing training adoption in agriculture industry will positively impact unmanned aircraft training market growth.
  • Medium Term (2026- 2029): North America and Europe is anticipated to witness comparatively high unmanned aircraft training demand due to increasing military trainer aircraft.
  • Long Term (2029- 2033): Adopting new advanced technology in drone delivery market can open new opportunities for unmanned aircraft training market.

From 2018 to 2022, the global market for unmanned aircraft training registered a CAGR of 14.3%. Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, reveals that the market will exhibit growth at 16.8% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

Unmanned Aircraft Training Market Forecast 2023 2033

Market share analysis of unmanned aircraft training based on end use and region is provided in the above image. Under the end use segment, military sub-segment dominates with 68% market share in 2023.

What’s Driving High Demand for Unmanned Aircraft Training across Regions?

“Rising Demand in Commercial and Logistics Application to Elevate the Market Growth

The demand for UAVs has increased constantly due to their numerous applications in a variety of industries. By the end of the assessment period, UAV has a tremendous opportunity for growth. Commercial and logistical applications are one of the key areas where UAVs are widely used. UAV is used to deliver logistics in a safe and effective manner.

Advanced training for manual and autonomous flight missions can drive the demand for aircraft training market during the projected period. In addition, as end-user industries other than logistics and transportation increasingly use UAVs and drones for surveillance, monitoring, and other purposes, this will increase the use of aircraft training thereby driving the market. Therefore, increased use of UAVs and drones by end-user industries especially for transportation, logistics and surveillance applications will increase UAV training during the evaluation period.

“Increasing Enhancement in Newly Advanced Technologies the Demand of Unmanned Aircraft Training”

Technological progress has always been a key factor affecting all end-use sectors. Over the past five years, demand for autonomous aerial vehicles has increased. In e-commerce industries, autonomous vehicles are being used for serious tasks adoption like delivery purpose. Increasing adoption of drones for its application in training and development of industry specific solutions can drive the demand for training operators.

Using advanced cameras and sensors to inspect and collect data for structural inspection, search and rescue and mapping and modelling can drive demand in the aircraft training market. The demand for an unmanned aircraft training will be fuelled by the eventual tendency of the growing number of autonomous aerial vehicles around the world to increase the advance functioning of drones. Thus, the market growth for global unmanned aircraft training is expected to increase at a CAGR of 15.6% in 2033.

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What Do Unmanned Aircraft Training Service Providers Need to Watch Out for?

High Cost in Advanced Trainer Can Hamper the Market Growth”

The adoption of basic trainer aircraft may be hampered by their inability to offer air support to conventional aircraft when necessary, while the high expense associated with the development of advanced trainer aircraft may pose a barrier to the growth of the players participating in these programs. Furthermore, pilots may now be trained in complicated battle scenarios due to the sophistication of simulation-based training systems.

They cannot completely replace the usage of trainer aircraft, at least not within the foreseeable period, even though they can supplement the current training aircraft and lessen the requirement for training on aircraft platforms. As a result, this may hinder market expansion.

Country-wise Insights

Why U.S. is Expected to Drive Unmanned Aircraft Training Demand?

The market is dominated by the North American region, and this dominance is anticipated to last during the projected period. In comparison to other continents, North America spends the most on defense. US military spending in North America calculated US$ 801 billion in 2021, a 1.4 percent decrease from 2020. This growth is mostly attributable to the United States' growing employment of UAVs in military activities like combat, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR), and other missions. The United States value is expected to reach US$ 72.7 million in 2023. Therefore, the North American region is witnessing significant developments related to military trainer aircraft.

Why Unmanned Aircraft Training Market Expected to Be Highly Lucrative in China?

Chinese UAS are widely used since China is a global leader in UAS development and production. To keep up with increased urbanization, the nation is investing more on technical advancements. Training unmanned systems with surveillance and reconnaissance skills may become more important in keeping track of maritime territorial conflicts. For instance, in January 2021, police officers and border guard cadets from the Xinjiang Uighur autonomous region of northwest China took part in drone pilot training.

The air vehicle can also be fitted with air-to-surface missiles for attack operations and carry out civil tasks like weather and environmental monitoring and disaster assessment. As a result, it is anticipated that the Chinese unmanned aircraft training market will be worth US$ 39.4 million in 2023.

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Category-wise Insights

Why is Fixed Wing Drone a Driving Segment in Unmanned Aircraft Training Market?

The fixed-wing drone segment has the highest share of adoption. Increased development and training programs related to military fixed-wing trainers may lead to segment growth. With the introduction of various new fighter planes by service providers around the world, countries may need trainer planes to train their pilots. For example, in November 2021, Airbus unveiled a new advanced jet fighter trainer for the Spanish Air Force. This will replace his F-5 fleet of advanced trainers currently deployed.

The future training aircraft is intended to serve the pilots of the future combat air system "FCAS" and the New Generation Fighter (NGF) program. Owing to the above facts, the commercial drone type sub-segment of the unmanned aircraft training market is expected to reach valuation of US$ 40.3 million by the end of 2023.

How Military in End Use is Poised to Drive Unmanned Aircraft Training Market?

The global militaries are now focused on maintaining small but capable aircraft, driving them to purchase a new generation of aircraft with advanced features and sophisticated cockpits. This factor creates a demand for pilot training on new aircraft interfaces, driving the procurement of corresponding training aircraft variants.

New technical solutions and the application of the latest technology have introduced different configurations of fighter aircraft, creating new capabilities that integrate sensors and improve their ability to process information, significantly increasing reliability, flight performance and operational performance improved. As a result, there would be an increase in demand for military end use, which is expected to have a market value of about to be around US$ 180.3 million in 2023.

Competitive Landscape

Prominent unmanned aircraft training service providers are Lockheed Martin Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Da-jiang innovations science and technology co. Ltd., AeroVironment Inc., The Boeing Company, Textron Inc., L3Harris Technologies Inc., Saab AB, Parrot SA, 3d robotics Inc., AscTec, Xaircraft, Israel aerospace industries ltd.

These top service providers of unmanned aircraft trainings are constantly developing innovative product designs to meet the modern challenges associated with component placement in harsh environments. Some prominent players have adopted competitive pricing strategies in the unmanned aircraft training market. The company has built constructive partnerships and collaborations with governments and end-user industries.

Some of the key developments are:

  • In February 2021, Boeing announced that it has begun production of the T-7A Red Hawk altitude jet trainer for the United States Air Force (USAF). The first aircraft he expects to be delivered by 2023 and the aircraft program he expects to be operational by 2024.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key service providers of unmanned aircraft training positioned across regions, adoption of services and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Unmanned Aircraft Training Industry Research

  • By Drone Type :

    • Fixed Wing Drone
    • Rotary Wing Drone
  • By Operation :

    • Autonomous Drone
    • Remotely Piloted Drone
  • By Application :

    • Filming & Photography
    • Inspection & Maintenance
    • Mapping & Surveying
    • Precision Agriculture
    • Surveillance & Monitoring
    • Others
  • By End Use :

    • Civil
    • Commercial
    • Military
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia & Oceania
    • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

- FAQs -

What is the global unmanned aircraft training market size?

The global unmanned aircraft training market is expected to be at US$ 265.2 million in 2023.

How is the market for unmanned aircraft training expected to fare in the future?

Worldwide demand for unmanned aircraft training is anticipated to reach US$ 1,130.1 million by 2033-end.

How did the market perform over the past few years?

During 2018-2022, adoption of unmanned aircraft training increased at 10.2% CAGR.

Which regional market accounts for a leading market share?

North America leads the global unmanned aircraft training market accounting for 31.4% market share in 2023.

Which unmanned aircraft training drone type holds the highest market share?

Rotary wing drone will account for 79.1% share of the global market in 2023.

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