I work in the aviation industry as an air traffic controller. Within the last month, all towers in Australia had RPAS detection devices fitted to their roofing. This year I attended the industry day at Avalon airshow and learnt of a system that is being developed to integrate commercial drone operations into the air traffic management system. One of my colleagues met with CASA to answer questions on how AirServices Australia we're planning to respond to the growing RPAS industry. He learnt that Google has already developed a system that would process millions of lodged flight plans a minute.
I don't know the facts or figures about the industry, but this company is set to cash in on something that multiple stakeholders are focusing on.
Drones are currently gaining traction but they are about to explode.