An Overview of Drone & EVTOL Regulations

An Overview of Drone & EVTOL Regulations

The global drone industry is projected to reach USD $42.8 billion in 2025. With drone use on the rise, laws and regulations for their use are being enacted that vary widely across the globe. In this white paper, we provide an overview of the various drone and electric vehicle takeoff and landing (EVTOL) regulations throughout the world.

Please enter your contact details to proceed.

First Name*

Last Name*

Business Email*



By clicking download, you give consent to PreScouter to use the information you have provided to contact you about relevant content, products, and services.

We're committed to your privacy. You may unsubscribe from these communications at any time. For more information, check out our Privacy Policy.

An Overview of Drone & EVTOL Regulations

According to the latest drone numbers, 70.5% of registered US drones are recreational, but these proportions may soon decline in favor of commercial uses. Civilian drones, as of December 2020, are allowed to fly over populated areas of the United States, a step towards fulfilling their potential in package delivery. Meanwhile, countries like Mexico are beginning to rely on drones for applications such as combatting crime, while the People’s Republic of China currently lacks comprehensive laws or administrative regulations regarding drones at the national level.

Drones are increasingly being used for tasks such as aircraft maintenance, exploration, mapping, and surveillance of remote areas in the oil & gas sector, and smart urban inspection and repair systems. As the commercial applications of drones continue to expand, companies will need to understand the regulatory landscape for unmanned aerial vehicles in countries across the globe.

Included in this white paper:

  • Overview of drone laws and regulations for almost every country in the world
  •  A closer look at drone laws and regulations for North America, South America, Europe, and China & APAC
  • Listing of categories of drone use restrictions
  • Comparison of EVTOL regulatory approaches of the United States (FAA) and Europe (EASA)
  • 3 ways drone pilots can meet Remote ID rules

If you have any questions or would like to know if we can help your business with its innovation challenges, please contact us here or email us at

Never miss an insight

Get insights delivered right to your inbox

More of Our Insights & Work

Never miss an insight

Get insights delivered right to your inbox

You have successfully subscribed to our newsletter.

Too many subscribe attempts for this email address.