North America Inflight Connectivity Market Forecast 2019–2025

  • February, 2020
  • Domain: ICT - Verticals - Aerospace
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Inflight connectivity (IFC) is a system that utilizes telecommunication and satellite communication to offer inflight entertainment and internet access to passengers. Various communication types used for flight operations include GPS, transponders, ADS-B, ACARS, SATCOM, and 4G LTE. Among these, SATCOM and 4G LTE are widely used for inflight connectivity services. Inflight connectivity infrastructure includes various types of equipment such as cabin server, antenna, radome, interior cabin network equipment, and others. Cabin servers act as a network center between cabin wireless network and data transfer on & off the aircraft passing through the antenna. In-flight connectivity antennas are used to maximize service coverage that is designed to capture maximum satellite capacity. Radome is a housing designed in an aerodynamic shape that protects the antenna mounted on the exterior of the aircraft. Interior cabin network equipment (i.e., radiofrequency converters and wireless access points) are used to create a WiFi network inside the cabin.

Market Dynamics – Inflight Connectivity Market in North America

Compared to other countries, the US is an established inflight connectivity market, with a large number of airlines offering inflight connectivity services to their customers, but the speed of the connectivity services has not reached a satisfactory level. An increase in the number of customers willing to pay for hi-speed Wi-Fi to gain access to high-quality on-demand streaming services instead of relying on free onboard entertainment is the key factor driving the growth of the inflight connectivity market in North America.

North America Inflight Connectivity Market

Inflight connectivity solutions have gained market significance in the North America region over the past decade. Due to technological advancement and changing customer needs, early adopters of inflight connectivity (IFC) solutions are increasingly focusing on upgrading to next-generation inflight connectivity (IFC), which is further propelling the growth of the inflight connectivity (IFC) market in North America.

Moreover, with the growing trend towards connectivity, high standard inflight connectivity is becoming a vital deciding factor when booking a flight. As a result, airline operators are strategically investing in inflight connectivity in order to gain competitiveness and focusing on opportunities to generate additional revenue by monetizing connectivity solutions. These factors are fuelling the growth of the inflight connectivity (IFC) market in North America.

Meanwhile, concerns related to security among airline operators and lack of coordination among departments are identified as restraints likely to deter the progression of the inflight connectivity (IFC) market in North America.

Market Segmentation – Inflight Connectivity Market in North America

The inflight connectivity market in North America is segmented based on type, offering, and country. By type, the inflight connectivity market in North America is segmented into equipment and services. The service includes installation, MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul), and content management. By offering, the inflight connectivity market in North America is segmented into portable and installed. The installed segment is further sub-segmented into air to ground (A2G) and satellite connectivity.

Country-level Outlook – Inflight Connectivity Market in North America

In terms of country-wise analysis, the inflight connectivity market in North America is segmented into US and Canada. The US dominates the overall North America inflight connectivity market and is expected to maintain its dominance throughout the forecast period. This is mainly due to the increasing number of business travelers and growing investment in connectivity-based services.

Benefits and Vendors – Inflight Connectivity Market in North America

The study on the inflight connectivity market in North America contains an in-depth analysis of vendors, which includes financial health, business units, key business priorities, SWOT, strategies, and views; and competitive landscape. Few of the key players profiled in this study include Gogo, Global Eagle, Collins Aerospace, Viasat, Inc., Honeywell, ThinKom Solutions, Kymeta Corporation, and Panasonic.

The study offers a comprehensive analysis of “inflight connectivity market in North America”. Bringing out the complete key insights of the industry, the report aims to provide an insight into the latest trends, current market scenario, and technologies related to the market. In addition, it helps the venture capitalists to understand the revenue opportunities across different segments to take better decisions.

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Industry Outlook
    1. Industry Snapshot
      1. Industry Trends
  3. Market Snapshot
    1. Total Addressable Market
    2. Segmented Addressable Market
      1. PEST Analysis
      2. Porter’s Five Force Analysis
    3. Related Market
  4. Market Characteristics
    1. Market Evolution
      1. Pre-2010
      2. Post-2010
    2. Market Segmentation
    3. Market Dynamics
      1. Drivers
      2. Restraints
      3. Opportunities
      4. DRO – Impact Analysis
  5. North America Inflight Connectivity Market, By Type
    1. Overview
    2. Equipment
    3. Services
      1. Installation
      2. MRO   
      3. Content Management
  6. North America Inflight Connectivity Market, By Offering
    1. Overview
    2. Portable
    3. Installed
      1. Air to Ground (A2G)
      2. Satellite Connectivity
  7. North America Inflight Connectivity Market, By Country
    1. Overview
    2. US
    3. Canada
  8. Competitive Landscape
    1. Competitor Analysis
    2. Market Developments
      1. Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  9. Vendor Profile
    1. Gogo
    2. Global Eagle
    3. Collins Aerospace
    4. Viasat, Inc.
    5. Honeywell
    6. ThinKom Solutions
    7. Kymeta Corporation
    8. Panasonic
  10. Annexure
    1. Report Scope
    2. Market Definition
    3. Research Methodology
      1. Data Collation & In-house Estimation
      2. Market Triangulation 
      3. Forecasting   
    4. Study Declarations
    5. Report Assumptions
    6. Stakeholders
    7. Abbreviations

Research Framework

Infoholic research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

involved participants from all global stakeholders such as Solution providers, service providers, Industry associations, thought leaders etc. across levels such as CXOs, VPs and managers. Plus, our in-house industry experts having decades of industry experience contribute their consulting and advisory services.

Secondary sources

include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.

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