Airports, Airlines and Vendors Responding to Changing Market Demands

Our third blog, following the publication of our new report “The Seamless Passenger Journey is Smart Airports – 2021 Edition”, discusses how the latest projects, installations and vendor portfolio developments demonstrate the sector’s direction of travel. The Necessary Evolution in Vendor-Client Relationships to Survive and Thrive Our report examines and discusses the changing nature of…

Business Aviation: A Growth Market for In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity?

Valour Consultancy’s co-founder Craig Foster took part in the Connected Aviation Intelligence series hosted by Access Intelligence. The session, hosted by Woodrow Bellamy, discussed whether business aviation represents an IFEC growth market. This included a live Q&A with Craig. Watch the session recording on demand To watch the webinar, please click here. Please note, registration…

Passenger-engagement-as-a-service. The new revenue driver?

Valour Consultancy co-founder Daniel Welch moderated a session as last month’s Passenger Experience Conference, part of AIX Virtual. The discussion centred around ancillary revenues driven by passenger engagement. If you missed the session, catch up on demand below. Session recording Webinar premise The entry point to convert passengers into customers has traditionally been in the…

New airlines launched in 2021 are investing in new aircraft cabin technology

Airlines Born in the Post-COVID World are Embracing Digitalisation

In spite of challenging market conditions, a considerable number of new airlines have launched during 2021. Many are embracing aircraft digitalisation to get passengers flying again. Valour Consultancy examines some of the recently announced airline technology partnerships. The COVID-19 pandemic still looms large over the commercial aviation sector, with many airlines now looking to 2022…

Inmarsat Orchestra

Inmarsat’s Orchestra is a shiny toy but the real value is in the message it sends

Two weeks ago, Inmarsat unveiled its plans for Orchestra, a new communications network. According to the company’s press release, it will seamlessly integrate GEO, LEO and terrestrial 5G for mobility applications. My colleagues, Joshua Flood and Craig Foster, recently published their own thoughts on the implications of Inmarsat Orchestra for the maritime and business aviation…

IFC business models are changing

Consumer Habits Simplify the IFC Business Model

Covid-19 has had a remarkable impact on consumer behaviours. In this article, we consider the impact of accelerating digital trends on the IFC Business Model. Can airlines pursue a simple approach to in-flight connectivity? Background A pandemic-fueled 18 months has given rise to an undeniable acceleration in the way people go about their daily lives.…

Wireless in-flight entertainment

Narrow-body Market Presents Huge Opportunity for W-IFE

A new report from award-winning provider of market intelligence services, Valour Consultancy, suggests that wireless in-flight entertainment (W-IFE) will be installed on almost three-quarters of the global narrow-body fleet by 2030, up from just over a third today. The report, “The Future of in-Flight Entertainment – 2021 Edition,” shows that although wireless in-flight entertainment installs…