FIA clubs can test drones and certify them with certain ratings for their costumers, similar to how the clubs are doing it currently for cars, car equipment and infrastructures. With this know-how the clubs can inform members wanting to buy a drone and therefore enable them to get all the information needed for their purchasing decision. The goal of this business model is to bring more transparency to the drone market and, therefore, empower the consumers in the market.
Everyone that considers buying a drone. The main focus will be on private drones for the large public but the business model can also be extended into niche markets, such as drones for agriculture.
As independent test and certification instance FIA members could provide objective assessments of drones in the market. Therefore, the consumers will be able to make a better purchasing decision based on their specific needs.
To be able to conduct the tests and certifications a certain infrastructure to simulate crashes and a variety of special situations has to be built up. Moreover, experts that can make a thorough assessment have to be hired.
Test reports will be available for free for club members but can only be accessed for a certain fee for non-members. Moreover, individual consultancy for private users could make the business model more profitable. Through the Drone &Vertical Mobility Academy the content can be sold to and shared with clubs worldwide.