NewsExpress banner Firstbank Verve banner Fidelity bank card banner Umm Sulaim's Thoughts Camano banner

Risks expert predicts fast rise in use of drones

By Amechi Obiakpu, Lagos on 25/10/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 1,945


An insurance and risk management expert has predicted that 10 of the global aviation fleet could be unmanned in 10 years’ time.

Delphine Maidou, Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Global, who made the statement on Thursday in Lagos, at an insurance seminar organised by Commercial Risk Africa, entitled, ‘Driving the Risk Management Agenda’, said this is as a result of the rise of the drones and the effectiveness of results it achieves.
Speaking on the topic, ‘Operational Risk – The Rise of the Drone’, Maidou said drone usage in advanced communities has been massively accepted which has in turn helped in producing better results in their activities.
She said the technology behind the drones have shown that it can serve various purposes and can be used in different areas. Among which are: “Field data inspections and risks assessment as they can snap about 1,000 photographs in 15 minutes.
“E-commerce package delivery, transport of medicines, same-day food delivery; Aerial photography and filming in media and entertainment; crop monitoring, soil and field analysis, health assessment; maintenance and optimisation of telecommunication; and risk monitoring, risk assessment and claims management in insurance.”
Because of the demand of the drones, Maidou noted that Market volume is forecast to reach 4.7 million units by 2020 and commercial application estimated to soar from $2 billion to $127 billion.
As useful as the drones have proved to be, Maidou said Africa, unlike Europe is yet to fully catch the drone bug. This she attributed to the continent’s unease about its usage, especially Nigeria.
“In Nigeria, all drones without permit have been banned from the country’s airspace. UAS owners have to obtain permits from aviation and security authorities. Ghana has had safety regulations in place since 2011. The authorities have since published standards and practices to regulate the operations of drones.
“Rwanda is currently building a drone port. They hope to have 18 of these nationally. In Kenya, various UAS projects such as those for tracking livestock theft, endangered species, and photography for instance were terminated after regulators imposed bans citing security concerns and South Africa enacted regulations in 2015. The country has 240 license holders and 418 drones,” she said.
She added that the fear of operating drones in Nigeria may not be farfetched because of the security situation in the country and the fear that it may fall in the wrong hands.
And as if to demonstrate its disaffection for the usage of the drones in the country, Maidou said drone license in Nigeria is about $4,000 against $5 in America and per unit cost about N400,000 in Nigeria.
She observed that though there are some challenges associated with the usage of drones like collision and loss of control amongst others but, with proper education and training the challenges according to her can be minimised.
•Photo shows Allianz Global CEO Delphine Maidou.

Source News Express

Posted 25/10/2016 12:01:37 PM

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Troops overrun 20 Boko Haram camps, uncover new...

Terrorism: MEND chief Charles Okah attempts suicide in...

Rainstorm destroys royal Palace in Ekiti

NiMet predicts thunderstorms, rains for Friday

Fireworks in Fayose’s trial as judge, EFCC’s lawyer...

Melaye dares Presidency over Rivers political crisis •Says...

Cameroonian Defence Forces inducted into Operation Lafiya Dole...

Tension as Ondo goes to polls to elect...

If Okonjo-Iweala said it, so it will be!...

Sani-Bello attributes success to training in Nigerian Military...

Dubai plans world’s largest solar power plant

Ambode laments killing of 18 LASTMA officers on...

 

Latest News BREAKING: Military plane 'disappears' with 38 on board MAERSK MD attacked in Lagos home, wife stabbed to death Sowore: Osinbajo, Wole Soyinka Centre differ on award postponement U.S. indicts 40 public officials for corruption How 4 neighbours sexually abused me for 7 years — Lagos woman Declare state of emergency in power sector, Senate President Lawan tells Executive EFCC organises nationwide rallies against corruption Nothing can change new emirates structure — Kano Govt JAMB to candidates: Beware of fake admissions Reps raise alarm over spate of air crashes in Nigeria Oraifite crisis: Azubogu expresses shock over level of destruction, calls for thorough investigation Court sentences woman to death by hanging for killing co-wife, 7 children

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (570,516 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (456,056 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (405,926 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (341,071 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (307,341 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (291,464 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (261,048 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (259,979 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (241,437 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (228,000 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (203,731 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (200,164 views)

 

CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (111) Business & Economy (4,617) Business Verdict (89) Columnists (1,156) Complaints & Requests (97) Enterprise & Opportunities (221) Entertainment (717) Features (854) Global Business Monitor (497) ICT Monitor (73) International (4,315) Interview (219) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (177) Maggie's Blog (510) News (55,048) Opinion (1,437) Pidgin (18) Politics (11,866) Religion (1,132) Sports (2,251) Stock Watch (40) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera