Public opinion shows support for commercial use of drones, says ConsortiQ

A recent survey has revealed that the use of drones for certain commercial purposes is welcomed by the general public. The research, conducted by the ComRes for the Royal Aeronautical Society, questioned British adults on their attitudes towards the growing use of drones, covering both private usage and that of industries and businesses. Integrated drone solutions provider ConsortiQ welcomes this news, and urges businesses to have confidence in this expanding technology, as public support continues to grow. 

Although it has been highlighted that more education and awareness about the use of drones would be needed to reassure non-experts in the industry, 46% agree that drones could make a significant contribution to the UK economy and society. Specific applications were favoured, with many supporting drone use for emergency response (91%), environmental conservation (86%), police surveillance (85%), and[1]  infrastructure management (81%).

Will Coldwell, Commercial Director at ConsortiQ commented "Like with any new innovation or invention, there is an element of fear and ‘delving into the unknown’ when thinking about the future implications of this technology once it is widely adopted. As drones become more commonly used for both personal and industrial use however, this survey comes at an important time, and the results are certainly interesting.”

Coldwell continued “Seeing good levels of support for drone use within particular commercial applications such as for the emergency services and infrastructure management is very reassuring.These industries are benefiting greatly from the increased flexibility and safety that drones can add to their services, and this public opinion can only drive use of, and innovation with drones to expand.”

ConsortiQ assists businesses across the UK in achieving better outcomes by utilising drone technology. Covering both public and private sector, ConsortiQ offer[2] s expert training and consultancy, as well as fully integrated drone solutions to their wide range of clients.

As public opinion continues to support the technology, find out more about how ConsortiQ can help you solve your business problem using drone at

To view the full results of the survey conducted by the ComRes for the Royal Aeronautical Society, visit


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ConsortiQ Ltd was incorporated in March 2015 bringing together three leading drone companies and six dynamic individuals. With a history of pioneering safety cases for multi-million dollar US movie productions, filming high profile music videos and with innovative approaches to regulatory training; ConsortiQ leveraged the capabilities and knowledge by merging UAViate Ltd, Cloud12 Ltd and UAV Airways Ltd. ConsortiQ still retain the original brands as ‘shop fronts’ and trading names although they have been wholly subsumed into ConsortiQ Ltd.



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