Global IFEC Market, By Component (Hardware, Connectivity, Content), By Aircraft Type (NBA, WBA, VLA)

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Global IFEC Market, By Component (Hardware, Connectivity, Content), By Aircraft Type (NBA, WBA, VLA), By Offering Type (IFE, IFC), By Region (North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Rest of the World) – Market Size & Forecasting (2016-2025)

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The IFEC market is estimated to register substantial growth during the forecast period owing to increasing demand from various applications during the forecast period. Also, this market has witnessed many key developments by major companies operating in the market including new product development, partnerships, contracts, and so on.

The IFEC market is extremely affected by variables including advances in innovative wireless solutions on BYOD, increased accessibility of HD content, the increased need to improve the travel time experience for passengers. The technology includes audio & video entertainment, moving maps, in-flight films, and private television. Besides, audio & video entertainment technology provides clients with a wide spectrum of films, music libraries, and videos. In-flight entertainment connectivity facilities include data communication, Wi-Fi, satellite and in-flight telephony.

The segment of connectivity is expected to expand significantly over the forecast period. The segment is broken down further into both wireless and wired connectivity. The segment of wired connectivity is anticipated to dominate the market in the years to come. Wireless connectivity services are anticipated to see significant development in the coming years owing to the increasing implementation by airlines of wireless onboard communication and entertainment services to improve the general travel experience of passengers.

In the future, the IFC segment is expected to grow at a significant rate. This segment's growth is ascribed to increasing on-board demand for Wi-Fi use. IFC's offering is gradually becoming a major source of supplementary income for Full-Service Carriers (FSCs) globally. As with the latest developments, however, it is becoming progressively necessary for airline operators to provide their passengers onboard Wi-Fi on important global paths to maintain the increasing competition in the entertainment and connectivity industry.

Key Factors Impacting Market Growth:

  • To Improve passenger experience

  • Increase in deliveries of aircraft

  • Increase in aircraft overall weight

  • Wi-Fi Connectivity

Key Developments:

  • The Extreme Throughput Satellite (XTS) service was launched in Asia by Panasonic Avionics Corporation and APT Mobile Satcom Limited (APSATCOM).

  • Thomas Cook Group Airlines planned to own 34 aircraft flying the AirFi Wireless IFE platform in the summer of 2018, up 24 from last year.

Regional Analysis: 

The regional outlook section provides a region-wise detailed understanding of the IFEC market. Regional segmentation considered in the study includes North America, Western Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Eastern Europe, and the Rest of the World. North America and Western Europe are estimated to dominate the market with an established aerospace & defense infrastructure. Some of the major companies operating in the market are headquartered in these regions. In addition to this favorable government policy towards the development of aerospace & defense technologies and related investments is another key factor driving the demand in the region. Major countries in these regions include the US, Germany, UK, France, Canada, Italy, and others have been considered in the study.

The Asia Pacific region is estimated to be the fastest-growing market during the forecast period. This demand in the Asia Pacific region is driven by government initiatives towards the establishment and development of new technologies in the aerospace & defense sector. This region has witnessed substantial growth in the aerospace & defense sector in the past few decades. Moreover, major investments by global players in this region with direct investments or partnerships are expected to have a major impact on the dynamics of the IFEC market in the region. The Middle East and Eastern Europe are projected to be a potential market during the forecast period with stable demand.

Companies Covered: Honeywell International Inc., ViaSat Inc. Thales S, and Inmarsat plc, Cobham Plc, BAE Systems Plc, Iridium Communications Inc., Eutelsat, Zodiac Aerospace SA, SITAONAIR, Panasonic Corporation, Collins Aerospace, Global Eagle Entertainment…

Market Segmentation:

By Component:

  • Hardware

  • Non-Portable

  • Portable

  • Connectivity

  • Wired

  • Wireless

  • Content

  • Stored

  • Streamed

By Aircraft Type:

  • Narrow-Body Aircraft (NBA)

  • Wide-Body Aircraft (WBA)

  • Very Large Aircraft (VLA)

By Offering Type:

  • In-Flight Entertainment (IFE)

  • In-Flight Connectivity (IFC)

By Region:

  • North America

    • By Country (US, Canada, Mexico)
    • By Component

    • By Aircraft Type

    • By Offering Type

  • Western Europe:

    • By Country (Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Rest of Western Europe)

    • By Component

    • By Aircraft Type

    • By Offering Type

  • Eastern Europe:

    • By Country (Russia, Turkey, Rest of Eastern Europe)

    • By Component

    • By Aircraft Type

    • By Offering Type

  • Asia Pacific

    • By Country (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific)

    • By Component

    • By Aircraft Type

    • By Offering Type

  • Middle East:

    • By Country (UAE, Qatar, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Rest of Middle East)

    • By Component

    • By Aircraft Type

    • By Offering Type

  • Rest of the World

    • By Region (South America, Africa)

    • By Component

    • By Aircraft Type

    • By Offering Type

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