IFEC at AIX: 10 Things to Look Out For

After more than two years of largely locked-down life in Melbourne, Australia, Valour’s co-founder Daniel Welch looks ahead to the upcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo. Momentous both on a personal level – with a first international trip since 2019 – and an industry-wide level as IFEC and cabin technology specialists head back to their spiritual home…

Infographic – Cockpit & Cabin Applications

The cockpit and cabin applications market is a dynamic ecosystem of digital applications designed to increase the operational efficiency of flights, as well as improving the passenger experience. Airlines are becoming increasingly open to digitalisation and are now seeing the huge benefits applications can provide. Valour Consultancy has released a free infographic introducing some of the…

Don’t You Wonder Sometimes, About Sound and Vision?

Owners and operators of business jets certainly do. So much so that the desire to provide the greatest audio-visual (AV) experience is arguably one of the most important elements of cabin management system (CMS) design today. Standout picture quality, truly immersive sound, and the ability to support next-generation experiences like the metaverse and 8K streaming…

IFC: Are we picking up where we left off?

Valour Consultancy has published a new whitepaper assessing how COVID-19 has influenced the in-flight connectivity (IFC) sector. The competitive environment around IFC has proven to be just as vulnerable to the impact of COVID-19 as the broader commercial aviation sector. The industry has experienced a loss of valuable experience in the workforce, deferral of new…

New Cabin Technology Reports Planned for 2022

Valour Consultancy has published an updated portfolio outlining a series of new, syndicated reports in the pipeline for 2022 and beyond. This includes several updates to our existing body of commercial and business aviation research, as well as a series of new studies spanning the entire fuselage. The connected aircraft remains a primary research focus,…

Corporate Jet Investor: The Connected Aircraft

In-person events are ramping back up and we have enjoyed attending several conferences this month. Valour co-founder Craig Foster moderated a session on ‘The Connected Aircraft‘ at Corporate Jet Investor 2022 in London. On the panel, Craig was joined by James Person (Viasat), Michael Skov Christensen (Satcom Direct), James Hardie (Collins Aerospace) and Shuaib Shahid (Gogo). With…

What will happen to airline fares in 2022?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been, so far, the longest and most intense crisis in the history of commercial aviation. Statistics published on the World Bank’s data repository show that passengers carried by air transport fell by 60% worldwide between 2019 and 2020. Fast forward to the end of 2021 and the clouds began to part;…

Upcoming Webinar: ACARS over IP

Valour Consultancy’s Daniel Welch has been invited to participate in an upcoming webinar hosted by Collins Aerospace on Thursday 10 March. The session will discuss how airlines can utilise high-speed connectivity channels to facilitate Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) data reporting. Background Information As connected aircraft operations improve efficiencies and reduce costs, Collins…

Li-Fi Showing Signs of Li-Fe?

Back in 2015, I sat in a presentation by Harald Haas that explained how a superfast alternative to Wi-Fi could soon be used to enable wireless networking on board aircraft. The session focussed on Li-Fi – a term coined by the professor four years earlier that uses light to transmit data at high speed. However,…