There could be as many as150,000 drone jobs in Europe by the year 2050, says a report out from the EU Committee of Britain’s House of Lords. Those jobs include manufacturing and other support work in addition to piloting. In the United States, the drone business has claimed there will be a similar bonanza. But there are a few catches.
People will need to learn how to fly them. In the United Kingdom, commercial drone pilots require a type of aviation permit; regulations ban them from being flown over built-up regions or crowds, or out of sight. But the aviation sector is still worried. It’s said that “leisure” users may at some time cause “a catastrophic accident,” which could harm the development of the business, the report states.