The Global  In-flight Entertainment & Connectivity (IFEC) Market Size is expected to showcase an exponential growth by reaching USD 7.68 billion by 2027 while exhibiting a CAGR of 9.76% between 2020 and 2027. The growth is attributed to the growing adoption of advanced SATCOM technology and the increasing demand for technologically advanced 5G technology that is likely to drive the manufacturers to develop innovative in-flight entertainment & connectivity solutions globally. Fortune Business Insights, published this information in its latest report, titled“In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (IFE Hardware (Portable IFE System, and Non-Portable IFE System), IFE Connectivity (Wired Connectivity, and Wireless Connectivity), and IFE Content), By Class (First Class, Business Class, Premium Economy Class, and Economy Class), By Aircraft Type (Narrow Body, Wide Body, Business Jets, and Regional Aircraft), By End-User (OEM and Aftermarket), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.” The report further mentions that the market stood at USD 5.71 billion in 2019 and is projected to experience substantial growth in the forthcoming years.


Reduced Number of Flights amid COVID-19 to Restrain Growth

Several countries have imposed a ban on air travel to contain the widespread effects of the novel coronavirus. This has led to a significant decline in revenues witnessed by major aircraft operators. The temporary suspension of operation of flights is expected to restrain the growth of the market to some extent.

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List of Top Companies Operating in the Global In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity Market:

  • Astronics Corporation (The U.S.)
  • Burrana Pty Ltd (Australia)
  • Collins Aerospace (The U.S.)
  • FDS Avionics Corp. (The U.S.)
  • Global Eagle Entertainment, Inc. (The U.S.)
  • Gogo LLC (The U.S.)
  • Honeywell International Inc (The U.S.)
  • Lufthansa Systems GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • Panasonic Avionics Corporation (The U.S.)
  • Safran (France)
  • Sitaonair (Switzerland)
  • SmartSky Networks, LLC (The U.S.)
  • Thales Group (France)
  • Viasat, Inc. (The U.S.)

In-flight entertainment & connectivity services enhance the experience of passengers during air travel. The services include live video streaming, access to internet services, and text messaging. The IFEC devices are generally portable and non-portable that provide a plethora of entertainment services for the passengers.


Key Highlights of the Report:

  • Growth Opportunities in the global In Flight Entertainment And Connectivity Market across major regions during the forecast period.
  • Role of emerging markets in the global In Flight Entertainment And Connectivity Market and the scenario during 2020-2027.
  • Technological and product developments influence the growth of the market.
  • New trends and advancements in the global In Flight Entertainment And Connectivity Market.
  • Insight on various product types and their respective market shares in the overall market.


Market Segmentation: 

The report covers key information about the In Flight Entertainment And Connectivity market, divided into different sections for better understanding. This part of the report provides detailed information about the major revenue generation, major shareholders, and dominant market segments that are the main drivers of In Flight Entertainment And Connectivity market growth. These details are necessary for participants to determine the scope of future development and the potential to generate higher income.


What does the Report Include?

The market report includes quantitative and qualitative analysis of several factors such as the key drivers and restraints that will affect market growth. The report provides insights into the regional analysis that covers different regions, contributing to the growth of the market. It includes a competitive landscape that involves the leading companies. It further mentions the strategies adopted by them, such as to introduce new products, announce partnerships, and collaboration that will contribute to the growth of the market between 2020 and 2027. Moreover, the research analyst has adopted several research methodologies such as PESTEL and SWOT analysis to extract information about the current trends and industry developments that will drive the market growth in the forthcoming years.



Increasing Adoption of Advanced SATCOM Technology to Augment Growth

The growing demand for leisure traveling is propelling the manufacturers to install advanced SATCOM technology to improve the in-flight experience of the passengers. This technology is capable of providing seamless connectivity at any given latitude. Owing to their high-reliability to provide advanced entertainment & connectivity solutions in flights, SATCOM antennas are extensively adopted by several airline operators. Additionally, the increasing demand for advanced technologies such as 5G to provide faster and non-stop entertainment solutions is likely to contribute to the global in-flight entertainment & connectivity market growth during the forecast period.



IFE Hardware Segment Held 54.00% Market Share in 2019

The IFE hardware segment, based on type, held a market share of about 54.00% in 2019 and is expected to showcase significant growth owing to the rising number of aircraft deliveries that propel the demand for advanced IFEC hardware components globally.

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Presence of Established Companies in North America to Lead to Development of Infotainment Services

Among all the regions, North America stood at USD 2.10 billion in 2019 and is projected to hold the highest position in the global market during the forecast period. This is attributable to the presence of established players such as Collins Aerospace, Gogo LLC, and Panasonic Avionics Corporation that is focusing on developing advanced in-flight entertainment & connectivity solutions in the region.

On the other hand, Europe is expected to hold the second position in the market owing to the increasing adoption of up-gradation of in-flight entertainment & connectivity services in the region between 2020 and 2027.



Prominent Companies Focus on Product Innovation to Amplify Their Market Positions

The global in-flight entertainment & connectivity market is consolidated by the presence of key players that are focusing on developing innovative in-flight entertainment & connectivity products to maintain their stronghold. Additionally, the adoption of strategies such as merger and acquisition, facility expansion, and partnership by the major companies is expected to contribute to market growth.

The following queries are answered in this comprehensive document:

  • Which are most dynamic companies with portfolios and recent development within In Flight Entertainment And Connectivity industry till 2027?
  • What are the important R&D factors and data insights to responsible for growing market share?
  • What are future investment opportunities in the in In Flight Entertainment And Connectivity landscape analyzing price trends?
  • What are key factors that will influence growth, including future revenue projections?
  • What are market opportunities and potential risks associated with In Flight Entertainment And Connectivity by analyzing trends?
  • How is the market projected to grow in the upcoming years?


Key Industry Development:

July 2020 – Qingdao Airline’s A320 completed its flying journey equipped with a Ka-band Satcom based IFEC system.  The company reports that the high-speed IFEC systems are expected to provide the best-in-class service for its passengers during flights.


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By Emelia Murison

Emelia Murison is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for innovation and technology. She covers breaking industry news, #SpaceForGood, and product reviews for the group. She also provides copywriting services to startups around the world – one of which introduced her to the world of Aerospace.

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