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Global In-flight Entertainment Market 2016-2020

About In-Flight Entertainment

Globally, airlines are seeking to retrofit their aircraft with the latest technological upgrades for cost-effective operational efficiency and increased life span. Different upgrading, retrofitting, and modernizing functions are performed on avionics, IFEs, and aircraft cabin interiors (food storage equipment, seats, galley, windshields and lavatory, windows, and aerodynamic retrofit) depending on the aircraft type.

One such upgrade is the installation of in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems that provides entertainment facilities to passengers during their air travel. Although primarily equipped in full-service carriers, these systems are being adopted by budget carriers due to increased demand from passengers.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global IFE market to grow at a CAGR of 13% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global in-flight entertainment (IFE) market 2016-2020. It provides a global overview, market shares, market segmentation by type, and growth prospects by product type (hardware, connectivity, and content).

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global In-Flight Entertainment Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Global Eagle Entertainment
  • Gogo
  • Lufthansa Systems
  • Panasonic Avionics Corp.
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Thales Group
  • Zodiac Aerospace
Other prominent vendors
  • digEcor
  • Lumexis
Market driver
  • New developments in upgrading technology
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Issues with system safety and regulation
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Improved connectivity options with new satellite networks
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global In-Flight Entertainment Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global In-Flight Entertainment Market: Global Eagle Entertainment, Gogo, Lufthansa Systems, Panasonic Avionics Corp., Rockwell Collins, Thales Group, and Zodiac Aerospace.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: digEcor, and Lumexis.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Connectivity within the flight has become an important catalyst in airline's day-to-day operations. In-flight connectivity also allows the operator to enhance customer loyalty and satisfaction. Therefore, airlines across the world are widely adopting air-to-ground (ATG) and satellite networks to avail this facility. However, ATG services are only available in the US with very limited network capacity, thus forcing providers to realize the potential of passenger connectivity.”

According to the report, the increase in air passenger traffic and improved technologies has attracted many business opportunities into the IFE market to deliver latest avionics systems. Rockwell Collins developed Paves on-demand IFE systems, which is being used by Airbus. The system is expected to be installed on 85 new A320 aircraft that will have enhanced capabilities such as video content streaming through a wireless system and an open-software architecture to support numerous applications and services.

Further, the report states that development and integration of IFE systems have raised many safety challenges. Voltage leaks and arcing are among the major obstacles owing to miles of in-flight wiring involved. They also conduct rigorous testing for all IFEs followed by detailed documentation. In addition, it is imperative that a particular system is tested with the correct approach and for the appropriate parameters. Although successful tests and trials indicate good productivity and safety, the whole process poses a significant challenge to the market.

Companies Mentioned

Global Eagle Entertainment, Gogo, Lufthansa Systems, Panasonic Avionics Corp., Rockwell Collins, Thales Group, Zodiac Aerospace, digEcor, Lumexis.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Types of IFEs
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Segmentation of global IFE market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global IFE market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Airlines planning to offer IFEC in 2015: By region
      • Table Passenger interest to avail onboard connections
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Global aerospace and defense supply chain system
    • Table Global aerospace and defense supply chain system
  • Global aerospace and defense value chain system
    • Table Global aerospace and defense value chain system
  • Market Segmentation by product
    • Global IFE market by product
      • Table Segmentation of global IFE market by product 2015
      • Table Segmentation of global IFE market by product 2020
      • Table Segmentation of global IFE market by product 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Segmentation of global IFE market by product 2015-2020 (% share)
    • Global IFE market for hardware
      • Table Global IFE market for hardware 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global IFE market for connectivity
      • Table Global IFE market for connectivity 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global IFE market for content
      • Table Global IFE market for content 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Geographical segmentation of global IFE market 2015-2020
      • Table Geographical segmentation of market 2015
      • Table Geographical segmentation of market 2020
      • Table Geographical segmentation of market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Geographical segmentation of market 2015-2020 (% share)
    • IFE market in the Americas
      • Table IFE market in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Passengers interest to avail connections onboard 2015
      • Table Passenger interest to avail Wi-Fi services onboard 2015
    • IFE market in EMEA
      • Table IFE market in EMEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • IFE market in APAC
      • Table IFE market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Key leading regions
    • Table Key leading regions
  • Market drivers
    • Table Global mobile data forecast 2014-2019
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table List of vendors in global IFE market
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE)
      • Table GEE: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 (%)
      • Table GEE: Business by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ millions)
    • Gogo
      • Table Gogo: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 (%)
      • Table Gogo: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ millions)
    • Lufthansa Systems
      • Table Lufthansa Systems: Key business offerings
    • Panasonic Avionics
      • Table Panasonic Avionics: Key business offerings
    • Rockwell Collins
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Business segmentation revenue 2015 (%)
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 and 2015 ($ billions)
      • Table Rockwell Collins: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015 (%)
    • Thales Group
      • Table Thales Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2014 (%)
      • Table Thales Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2013 and 2014 ($ billions)
      • Table Thales Group: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014 (%)
    • Zodiac Aerospace
    • Key vendors' recent developments
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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