IFEC Tracker Update (Q3 2023)

To supplement our in-depth annual deep dive into the in-flight connectivity (IFC) and in-flight entertainment (IFE) markets, Valour currently produces two tracker databases designed to keep those with a vested interest in the IFEC arena updated on installation activity and emerging trends. Recognising the growing link between these two markets, the production of the Q1…

Press Release: In-Flight Entertainment Content Licensing Revenues Expected to Exceed $300m in 2024

18/01/2024 London ‘The Future of In-Flight Entertainment Content – 2024’ is Valour Consultancy’s latest report and provides a timely overview of key developments that have occurred across the IFE content licensing landscape since 2020. Overall, the market has experienced a strong recovery in the post-COVID era, with content licensing revenues reaching over $U.S. 300 million…

8 Key IFC Announcements From NBAA-BACE 2023

Aside from frequent discussion as to whether I’d visited Sphere, the latest striking addition to the Las Vegas skyline, a common thread ran through many of my meetings at NBAA-BACE last week: who will prevail in the hotly-contested battle for business jet connectivity supremacy? Fittingly, given its location amongst the largest concentration of gaming tables…

Press Release: IFEC-driven ancillary revenue poised to reach $29b

The growing significance of IFEC platforms in driving forward overall onboard ancillary revenues is revealed in a new report from Valour Consultancy. The report — The Market for Onboard Ancillary Revenues and Payment Solutions — 2023, shows that after a fallow period caused by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, onboard ancillary revenues are set for sustained growth as…

How Long Does It Take To Refresh IFE Content?

Anyone familiar with flying long-haul will have, over time, established methods of enduring, perhaps even enjoying, the multiple hours spent locked in a cabin at 36,000ft.  One look around the cabin on any long-haul segment reveals the role of in-flight entertainment (IFE), and blockbuster content more specifically, continues to have as a coping mechanism, with…

Press Release – Shipments Of COTM Flat Panel Antennas To Reach 100,000 By 2030

Valour Consultancy has unveiled a new report which evaluates the market for flat panel antennas developed to support comms-on-the-move applications across aviation, maritime and land mobility. The study, titled – The Future of Flat Panel Antennas – 2023, reveals that after years of hype, hardware shipments are now ramping up as several manufacturers transition from…

Wireless IFE Walks the Line (Fitment)

Line fit offerability is key to success in the market for seatback in-flight entertainment (IFE). Almost all wide-body aircraft enter service with a system installed at the factory, while the IFE attach rate in the narrow-body segment stood at 20% in 2022. This is a smidgen higher than the 17% average over the course of…