Drones could bring £42bn boost to UK economy

Sky-Futures has just completed the world’s first trial inspection of an FPSO cargo tank by drone without a human having to enter the tank
Sky-Futures has just completed the world’s first trial inspection of an FPSO cargo tank by drone without a human having to enter the tank

A rise in drone usage in the oil and gas industry and in Scotland’s farming industry could help to deliver a £42 billion boost to the UK economy by 2013, a new report has forecast.

According to accountancy giant PwC, there will be more than 76,000 drones in use across UK skies by the end of the next decade.

PwC says more than one-third of these could be used by the public sector in areas such as defence, health and education.

The biggest boost to the economy is predicted to come from the wholesale and retail trade sector, although industries such as agriculture, construction and manufacturing are also expected to benefit.

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