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When will unmanned aerial vehicle be introduced to transportation industry services?


What is the unmanned aerial vehicle transportation industry?

It is the industry that transports passengers and cargo without a pilot by remotely controlling drones, small-sized unmanned aerial vehicle, UAM (Urban Air Mobility), RAM (Regional Air Mobility) RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) etc.

Then, when will the unmanned aerial vehicle transportation service be introduced?

Reflecting the results of the survey by academic-related experts, we have summarized the vision of the unmanned aerial vehicle transportation services with its expected scenarios, classified in short-term, mid-term, and long-term.

1st / 2nd / 3rd / 4th / 5th 

Drone Transportation / Short Term : Expected Rapid expansion of a wide range of other activities / mid-term : Matured stage of a wide range of other activities/ long term: Continuing extensive use

Private Air Transportation / Short Term : Extended R&D for using flying cars / mid-term: Pilot program ofFlying Car / Long Term : Popularization of flying cars

Urban Air Mobility / Short Term : Pilot program of piloted UAM and expectation of its commercialization / Mid-term: Expectation for pilot program of unmanned UAM cargo transportation / long-term : Expectation for the expansion of unmanned UAM cargo-passenger transportation services

Regional Air Mobility / Short Term : Pilot program for Manned aircraft-centered piloted RAM / mid -term: Pilot program for Manned aircraft-centered piloted RAM / long-term: Reducing the proportion of manned aircraft, expansion of unmanned RAM cargo passenger transportation services

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle International Transportation / Short Term : Scheduled application to the member of International Civil Aviation Organization Annex / mid-term: Expectation for pilot program of cargo transportation service for the introduction of Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) / long-term : Launched cargo passenger transportation service with Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)

With the rapid growth of the volume of the transportation thanks tothe popularization of the air transportation industry, Korea has now positioned firmly enough to be ranked at 8th in the world (as of 2019) in terms of air transportation performance, including domestic and international transportation.

Therefore, the systematic preparation and multi-faced development based on the vision of Korea's unmanned aerial vehicle transportation industry are expected.

* This card news was produced by partially modifying and supplementing 'Research on Establishment of Strategies for the Development of Unmanned Aerial Transport Industry', Korea Transport Institute's basic research report.