Enhancing Airborne Experiences: The Evolution of Connected Aircraft Industry

Posted by Sandeep Roy on August 11th, 2023

The Aviation Industry is undergoing a transformative phase with the rapid integration of connected aircraft technology. The report "Connected Aircraft Market by Type (Hardware, Software), Platform (Commercial, Business & General Aviation, Military, UAV, AAM), Connectivity (In-Flight, Air-To-Air, Air-To-Ground) & Region (North America, Europe, APAC, MEA, ROW) - Global Forecast to 2028" sheds light on the projected growth and dynamics of this market.

Projected Market Expansion

The connected aircraft market is poised for substantial growth, with projections indicating a surge from USD 10.0 billion in 2023 to USD 16.5 billion by 2028, reflecting a compelling CAGR of 10.6% over the forecast period. Connected aircraft, generating an extensive array of data encompassing flight performance, engine health, weather conditions, and more, present a reservoir of opportunities for insights, optimization, predictive maintenance, and enhanced safety.

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Pervasive Influence of Software Segment

Within this landscape, the software segment takes the forefront, expected to secure the largest market share during the forecast period. Evolving software technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, and cloud computing are catalyzing a revolution in aviation. These advancements pave the way for sophisticated software solutions, elevating connectivity and communication capabilities within aircraft.

Commercial Aviation: A Frontrunner

In terms of platforms, commercial aviation is set to dominate in 2023. Fueled by diverse passengers traveling for business and leisure, airlines are keen on embracing connected aircraft technology to augment the overall passenger experience. The escalating demand for in-flight connectivity and services further propels the adoption of this innovative technology within the commercial aviation sector.

In-Flight Connectivity: Shaping Air Travel

The connectivity aspect reveals a compelling trend, with the in-flight connectivity segment projected to achieve significant growth during the forecast period. As digital devices and internet dependency become integral to daily life, passengers now expect seamless connectivity during flights. In-flight connectivity addresses this demand, enabling travellers to work, browse, access social media, and stream content while airborne.

North America: An Aviation Innovation Hub

Among regions, North America emerges as a powerhouse in the connected aircraft industry. With a robust commercial aviation sector, major airlines, and a substantial fleet, North America commands a significant market share in 2023. The region's early adoption of connected aircraft technologies, including in-flight connectivity and advanced avionics systems, gives it a competitive edge. The presence of industry giants and an extensive aviation infrastructure contribute to North America's market dominance.

Key Market Players

Prominent players, including Honeywell International, Raytheon Technologies, Thales Group, Viasat Inc, and Gogo Inc, spearhead the connected aircraft domain. Their innovative contributions propel the industry forward, driving advancements and shaping the future of aviation.

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