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Connected Aircraft Market Insights

The connected aircraft market is projected to grow at a very high CAGR over the forecast period. The market is expected to be driven by rising aircraft deliveries and the need to upgrade pre-existing connectivity systems in order to enhance operating efficiency. The growing emphasis on passenger safety is also expected to have a positive impact on the market growth.

Connected aircraft systems enable passengers to have access to in-flight entertainment with high-quality audio & video which can be used to screen & play games, flight details, music, movies, radio, news and more. They also assist in providing flight safety instructions in regional languages.

In order to provide the above mentioned facilities, aircrafts are designed with data-centric architectures. Inconsistency in data package delivery can majorly affect the quality &reliability of streaming and can potentially hinder the connected aircraft market. Also, replacement & optimization of traditional data connection to modern systems is expected to restraint growth as it requires huge investment.

Connected Aircraft Market: Type Insights

Based on type, the connected aircraft market is segmented into systems and solutions. The systems segment can be further branched out into satellite communication systems and data management systems. The solutions segment includes flight management, aircraft monitoring & communication, electronic flight bags, fuel monitoring, and passenger & crew connectivity systems.

The solutions segment is projected to dominate the connected aircraft market throughout the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the increasing passenger traffic and growing consumer preference for in-flight connectivity.

Connected Aircraft Market: Application Insights

Based on application, the market is segregated into commercial and military. The commercial segment is projected to grow at the highest rate, due to increasing aircraft orders from Asia Pacific and the Middle Eastern countries.

Connected Aircraft Market: Connectivity Insights

The inflight entertainment segment is expected to drive the market growth. Rising consumer preference for inflight entertainment is likely to fuel growth of the segment. In-flight, air-to-air, and air-to-ground connectivity is considered important to improve operational efficiency.

Connected Aircraft Market: Frequency Insights

The connected aircraft marketis segmented on the basis of frequency band into Ka-band, Ku-band, and L-band. The Ka-band operates in the electromagnetic spectrum in the frequency range of 26.5 to 40 GHz and Ku-band operates in the frequency range of 12 to 18 GHz. The KA-band is projected to have a greater market demand owing to a higher throughput and faster internet access.

Connected Aircraft Market: Regional Insights

North America is estimated to lead the connected aircraft market over the forecast period.Presence of major commercial aircraft manufacturers and airlines in North America such as Boeing, American Airlines, United Airlines, and Bombardierare expected to generate a high demand for connected aircraft products.

Asia Pacific is projected to witness the largest growth rate during the forecast time span due to rising urbanization, increase in purchasing power and rising popularity of personal electronic devices. Moreover, a substantial number of industry players are investing huge funds in business airlines in this region.

Connected Aircraft Market: End-Use Landscape

The end-use landscape entails a list of current and prospective consumers prevailing across the regions. This section provides company addresses, contact details, products, and regional presence of companies who are purchasing or are likely to purchase connected aircraft over the coming years. Some leading consumers of this market are Boeing, American Airlines, and United Airlines among others.

Connected Aircraft Market: Vendor Landscape

The report contains a chapter dedicated to vendors operating in the market, covering raw material manufactures, equipment developers, manufacturers, and distributors. The report provides these insights on a regional level. This section of the report entails contact details, experience, products manufactured/supplied, and geographical presence of companies.

Connected Aircraft Market Share & Competitor Analysis

Major players in the connected aircraft market are Thales SA, Gogo, BAE Systems Plc, Honeywell, Panasonic Avionics, CobhamPlc, Global Eagle Entertainment, Iridium Communications Inc., Kontron AG, and Inmarsat among others.

Vendors have adopted business strategies, such as partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, and new product development in order to cater to the growing market. In March 2015, Gogo, Inc. announced a partnership with Spafax for the development &management of a wireless in-flight entertainment service called Gogo Vision. In March 2018, Honeywell launched the GoDirect Router. The router is lighter, smaller and cheaper as compared to other products.

The global connected aircraft market has been studied from the year 2016 till 2025. However, the CAGR provided in the report is from the year 2017 to 2025. The research methodology involved three stages: Desk research, Primary research, and Analysis & Output from the entire research process.

Connected Aircraft Market

The desk research involved a robust background study which meant referring to paid and unpaid databases to understand the market dynamics; mapping contracts from press releases; identifying the key players in the market, studying their product portfolio, competition level, annual reports/SEC filings & investor presentations; and learning the demand and supply side analysis for the connected aircraft market.

Connected Aircraft Market

The primary research activity included telephonic conversations with more than 50 tier 1 industry consultants, distributors, and end-use product manufacturers.

Connected Aircraft Market

Finally, based on the above thorough research process, an in-depth analysis was carried out considering the following aspects: market attractiveness, current & future market trends, market share analysis, SWOT analysis of the companies, and customer analytics.

Connected Aircraft Market


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