Parrot’s ANAFI drone revenue surges 50.5% in Q1; senseFly, Pix4D shrink

Parrot Group, a leading Europe-based drone industry player, is reporting consolidated revenues of $15.15 million (€12.4 million) for the first quarter of 2021. These results do not take into account the revenues from the precision farming sensor unit, MicaSense, that the company sold to AgEagle Aerial Systems in January 2021.

The drone manufacturer says its revenues from the microdrones segment skyrocketed for the three months through March, driven by strong sales of both its 180-degree tilt gimbal consumer drone ANAFI and the 32x zoom ANAFI USA enterprise use drone. Despite a voluntary scaling down of consumer products, Parrot’s microdrone revenues are up 50.5% because the company is steadily growing business with professional clients and governments.

This growing enterprise focus becomes even more evident with a recent deal that the French drone-maker has struck with situational awareness technology experts, Rapid Imaging. With this partnership, Parrot is striving to…