Infographic | Drone News in 2022


Our Drone News in 2022 infographic shows the Google trends line for the term “drone”. In addition, there are several highlights of some of the major headlines that spread all around the globe, such as major investments and partnerships for Wisk and Zipline, life-saving drones in Spain, the European Union’s Drone Strategy 2.0, and NASA’s eVTOL testing (among others).

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  • Want to learn more? Read our blog post about the drone news in 2022 as well as the lessons that can be drawn and carried into 2023.


The greatest benefit of understanding drone news in 2022 comes from both the trend line and the individual highlights. The Google Trends line shows the popularity of the search term “drone” which often times also suggests that drones are being discussed in society. In other words, drones making headlines can lead to people searching for the term and increasing the popularity of these headlines even further. This increase in attention also helps drones enter new industries and find new applications which help companies increase their efficiency and profits.

Additionally, the content of these headlines is also important. Drone news in 2022 were again largely dominated by drone delivery. Two years after the breakout of the coronavirus pandemic, drone deliveries continue to reap the benefits of increased demand, use cases and investments. Several of these companies made headlines related to either hefty investments or milestones being reached. Aside from deliveries, there were still plenty of other major headlines ranging from entertainment (drone shows and videos) to air mobility and regulation.

In conjunction with the trend line, these topics reveal the reason why drones made headlines throughout the year, which is valuable information for those looking for opportunities to enter the drone market or find a partner drone company. Those looking to start a drone business and/or find business partners can benefit from all of this data along with our other infographics to form a more complete picture of where the drone market is and where it may be headed.

To discuss the more about the big players in the drone market, regulatory standards, more detailed data about the drone market in 2023 or tailored drone market research and what we can do for you, contact us.


Our infographic shows the drone news in 2022 by displaying the Google trend line for “drone” throughout the year. The graphic also shows some of the key events that made major international headlines. The trend line for drone news in 2022 shows that searches peaked in late February, March, towards the end of August and at the end of December. Perhaps the only time when it can be said that drone news properly lost attention was in May. In comparison to last year, there was noticeably more attention given to drones over the course of the entire year. One likely reason is the headlines related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, where recreational and commercial drones blurred the line into military drones. .

In terms of individual headlines, many of the ones that stood out and were included in the graphic were: Wisk securing an investment from Boeing of nearly half a billion US dollars, partnerships between Elroy Air and FedEx as well as Toyota and Zipline, life-saving drones in Spain, an epic drone show for the queen in London, and the publishing of the European Commission’s Drone Strategy 2.0.Additionally, the infographic only includes one major headline about drone giant DJI (i.e. its certification in the EU), however the company made other major headlines that are included in our blog.

If you’re looking for more information on the drone news in 2022 as well as key takeaways, read our blog post. Here is an excerpt from the blog:

“Unlike 2020 and 2021, last year was not dominated by lockdowns and restrictions, meaning that a lot more normal activities could finally take place. A lot of the major commercial drone headlines in 2022 related to drone delivery news and counter-drone technology, but there were still plenty of big headlines about drone regulation and investments among other topics.


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