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…

DeSIRE II project

Satellites Driven by DeSIRE

The European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Defence Agency (EDA) have funded two consecutive projects called DeSIRE, in 2013, and DeSIRE II (Demonstration of Satellites enabling the Insertion of RPAS in Europe), in 2015, to examine how drones might operate within controlled airspace when controlled by satellites for commercial and governmental applications. To undertake…