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…

IFEC data trackers

Valour Announces Several Key Improvements to its Quarterly IFE and IFC Trackers

As an extension to our IFEC data intelligence services, we are pleased to reveal details of enhancements to our quarterly in-flight entertainment and in-flight connectivity trackers. Background In 2016, to supplement our in-depth annual deep dive into the in-flight connectivity (IFC) market, Valour Consultancy launched a quarterly tracker product designed to keep those with a…