According to a new report published by Fortune Business Insights™, titled, “Connected Aircraft Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Type (System and Solutions), By Connectivity (In-Flight Connectivity, Air-to-Air Connectivity, Air-to-Ground Connectivity), By Application (Commercial and Military), By Frequency (Ka-Band, Ku-Band, L-Band), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2027.” The report further states that this market size was USD 4.18 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 10.49 billion by 2027, exhibiting a CAGR of 22.9% during the forecast period. The connected aircraft market size is set to gain traction from the increasing adoption of numerous advanced technologies, such as big data and real-time analytics. These are very reliable for linking the airplane hardware with the internal system.


COVID-19 Pandemic to Obstruct Growth by Restricting Travel & Delaying New Orders

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing the cancellation of flights, as well as restrictions on travel. These factors have further resulted in the postponements or delay of new aircraft orders. Apart from that, four-tier and three-tier supplies have halted their production because of the lack of a workforce. These factors would hamper the demand for connected aircraft in 2020. However, we are delivering in-depth research reports to help you better understand the present situation.

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A list of all the renowned connected aircraft manufacturers operating in the global market:

  • Honeywell International (The U.S.)
  • Gogo LLC (The U.S.)
  • Thales Group (France)
  • Inmarsat Global Ltd. (The U.K.)
  • Collins Aerospace (The U.S.)
  • Viasat (The U.S.)
  • Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (The U.S.)

The strategy, key patterns, market developments along with micro and macro details of competitive market landscapes are well curated in the report. The report reviewed from basic to advanced information about the mergers & acquisitions, collaborations, along with business policies and trending innovations. The competitive landscape section in the report contains the market share analysis of prominent players operating in the Connected Aircraft Market market. It comprises detailed profiles of market leaders of the Connected Aircraft Market market to assist users to evaluate their strategies, developments, key product offering, and their financial status.


How Did We Conduct Our Research?

The report involved four notable activities in projecting the current market size. Exhaustive secondary research was conducted to gather data about the parent and peer markets. Our next step included primary research to authenticate these sizing, assumptions, and findings with numerous industry experts. We have also used bottom-up and top-down approaches to calculate the market size.


Drivers & Restraints-

Increasing Adoption of Next-generation Aircraft to Drive Growth

The increasing passenger travels worldwide is set to surge new aircraft orders rapidly. At the same time, increasing disposable incomes of people and rising urbanization is resulting in the high demand for air travel. Also, the increasing usage of next-generation aircraft equipped with enhanced in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) services would propel the connected aircraft market growth in the coming years. However, the emergence of artificial intelligence (AI), connected technologies, and the Internet of Things (IoT) has surged the risks of cyberattacks. It may hamper the demand for the connected type of aircraft.



Ku-band Segment to Grow Rapidly Fueled by High Demand for SATCOM

Based on frequency, the Ku-band segment generated 55% in terms of the connected aircraft market share in 2019. It is expected to be the fastest-growing segment in the near future because of the high demand for satellite communication (SATCOM). This type of frequency is mainly used because of its ability to offer high-speed data transmission.

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Connected Aircraft Market: Competitive Landscape

Key Players Focus on Signing New Agreements with Other Firms to Intensify Competition

This market is fragmented with the presence of several prominent companies operating globally. Most of them are focusing on receiving new contracts from other organizations to deliver their in-house connected aircraft.


Regional Analysis of Global Connected Aircraft Market:

North America to Remain at the Forefront Stoked by Presence of Reputed Companies

Geographically, North America held USD 2.00 billion in terms of revenue in 2019. It is expected to retain its dominance throughout the forthcoming years on account of the presence of numerous prominent aviation companies, such as Honeywell International, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and the Boeing Company in the U.S.

Asia Pacific, on the other hand, is set to grow rapidly backed by the high demand for air travel, as well as the increasing aircraft deliveries in the region. Besides, the rising need for in-flight internet connectivity and the trend of bringing your device (BYOD) would also aid growth. In Europe, the higher usage of SATCOM intermediate frequencies by key companies is likely to accelerate growth.

The growth drivers and restraint section covers all the factors that will help users to understand the factors that will help to propel or hinder the market. The report consists of all the growth avenues in the global Connected Aircraft Market market. It is the systematic and organized evaluation of the market that entails the key opportunities which will further assist the users to plan their growth strategy to expand their business in the global Connected Aircraft Market market. The possible risks are also mentioned in the report that can hinder the growth. Moreover, different strategies followed by leaders to surpass the hindrance are also well-curated by experts in the report. The Porter’s Five Forces analysis in the report entails the potency of suppliers and buyers to assist stakeholders to build a profit oriented business operations and decisions along with strengthening their network.


Below are the two latest industry developments:

  • July 2020: Aerkomm and Airbus Interiors Services (AIS) signed an agreement to install Aerkomm K++ Connectivity Solution on the Airbus A320 Family aircraft. AIS will certify, develop, and install the system on a prototype aircraft.
  • December 2019: Panasonic Avionics Corporation signed an agreement with Eutelsat Communications to provide Ku-band capacity on the EUTELSAT 10B satellite on two multi-beam payloads. It will be launched in 2022.


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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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