Global Airline Passenger Communications System Market 2016-2020
About Airline Passenger Communications System
The airline passenger communications system market encompasses products and services that are employed to communicate with airline passengers, as well as solutions that allow passengers to communicate through digital technologies. The rapid growth in the bandwidth consumption with the use of mobile and other digital devices has also encouraged airlines to offer similar on-board connectivity solutions. Therefore, many airlines are in the process of establishing a connectivity environment where passengers can experience superior on-board broadband networks.
Technavio’s analysts forecast the global airline passenger communications system to grow at a CAGR of 8.65% during the period 2016-2020.
Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global airline passenger communications system for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of in-flight entertainment and connectivity hardware and cabin public address systems.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Airline Passenger Communications System 2016-2020
Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global airline passenger communications system: GEE, Gogo, Panasonic Avionics, Thales, and ViaSat.
Other prominent vendors in the market are: Airbus, SITAONAIR, Polygon, Rockwell Collins, and Zodiac Aerospace.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is investment in assistive technologies for differently abled passengers. Passengers with restricted mobility or visual impairment require special assistance from both the airport operators and airlines. The hardest obstacle that such passengers face during air travel is navigating their way through an airport. Therefore, airlines and airport operators are seeking alternative approaches for aiding passengers with sensory disabilities. In order to address this challenge, the term assistive technology has been coined for designating a mix of products and services which are aimed at enhancing the experiences of passengers with physical and cognitive difficulties. Assistive technology solutions encompass apparatus, electronic devices, network environments, as well as an assortment of designated inclusive services. These are used in different situations for different purposes, including mobility solutions, communication systems, as well as a support for visual or hearing impairments.”
According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is passengers’ predisposition to remain connected. Mobile data consumption has significantly increased over the past few years with a CAGR of more than 100% over 2010-2014. According to Technavio analysis, it is estimated that by 2020, the global data consumption will surpass 36 exabytes per month, which is 10 times more compared to 2014. In 2015, 4G devices represented 14% of the global mobile devices but accounted for 47% of the mobile data traffic. On an average, a 4G connection generates six times more traffic than a conventional non-4G connection. With evolving technologies supporting higher data speeds, it should be noted that 4G devices consume twice the data used by 3G devices.
Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is IT security challenges. Like many other industries, the aviation industry is also vulnerable to hacking. The attack on the website of LOT Polish Airlines on June 2015 can be cited as an example, which led to significant inconveniences associated with flight delays and cancellations, causing the grounding of 1,400 passengers. Though these attacks seldom affect the IT systems of the aircraft, such incidences cause an issue of unreliability and dictate the choice of the passenger to fly with the airline on his next journey. Social media plays an important role during such incidents. The team from the airline operator must swiftly respond to all queries before it creates further inconvenience and irreversibly damages the goodwill and image of the company. Global terrorism and the increase in the number of suicide attacks may exploit the advantage of availability of internet, and make it possible to hack into the aircraft control systems to guide the airplane to another location while being on-board.
GEE, Gogo, Panasonic Avionics, Thales, ViaSat, Airbus, SITAONAIR, Polygon, Rockwell Collins, Zodiac Aerospace.
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