Valour Consultancy’s extensive aviation market research is widely respected. Our origins are in generating insights around passenger-led solutions, most notably In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) and In-Flight Entertainment (IFE), but we now support clients through a body of work spanning the entire fuselage.

Our syndicated report portfolio has quickly expanded to cover aircraft seating, cockpit/cabin applications, flat panel antennas, payment solutions and in-seat power. We also publish quarterly trackers to keep stakeholders updated on installation activity, the addressable market, new wins, and key trends.

The Future of In-Flight Connectivity - 2023 Edition

The fifth edition of our flagship study assesses how the commercialisation of LEO constellations and growing airline adoption of digital services will impact the IFC business case. Will this be enough to convince carriers yet to jump on the bandwagon?

Published Q3 2023

In-Flight Connectivity: China and India Deep Dive - 2024 Edition

This second edition report provides a deep dive into the Chinese and Indian IFC market, delivered in conjunction with Valour Consultancy’s flagship study on ‘The Future of In-Flight Connectivity’.

Publishing Q3 2024

The Future of Advanced Air Mobility - 2024

This inaugural report will delve into the dynamic landscape of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), exploring the main drivers and inhibitors of the market’s future growth, as well as current and anticipated use cases for eVTOL aircraft. The analysis will span the entirety of AAM, examining key topics such as technological advancements, regulatory frameworks, public acceptance, and requisite enabling infrastructure.

Estimated Q4 2024

The Future of Flat Panel Antennas – 2023 Edition

A deep dive into the new generation of low profile antennas now infiltrating the commercial aviation segment as an enabler of multi-orbit connectivity. The study includes a write-up of how the competitive environment is maturing and an analysis of which manufacturers are best placed to succeed. Features unit shipments and revenue forecasts out to 2030 for commercial, business and military aircraft types.

Published Q2 2023

FREE INFOGRAPHIC: In-Flight Connectivity 2023

Our free infographic summarises key findings from our flagship report, ‘The Future of In-Flight Connectivity’, including:

  • IFC adoption by aircraft type.
  • Annual installs by frequency type.
  • The number of total installations of IFC equipment from 2023 to 2032, by geographic region.
  • Service provider share of installation backlog.
  • A summary of the report scope.

FREE WHITEPAPER: IFC - Are we picking up where we left off?

This paper summarises how COVID-19 has influenced this sector and speculate how its legacy will affect future IFC adoption and the competitive environment around it.

 

 

Published Q2 2022

The Future of In-Flight Entertainment Content – 2024

The third edition of The Future of IFE Content assesses how the market is recovering in the post-COVID era and how new technologies such as connectivity and the cloud may permanently change content cycles, licensing models and thus the role of vendors across the landscape.

However, will this change be necessary for the survival of content licensing in an increasingly connected cabin environment?

Published Q1 2024

The Future of In-Flight Entertainment – 2021

This report provides companies interested in the IFE market with detailed information on its present status and likely future development in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Published Q1 2021

Next update estimated Q2 2024

The Market for Connected Digital Applications - 2022

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. This first edition report provides readers with an in-depth and timely review of the present state and likely future development of an evolving market with forecasts out to 2031.

Published Q2 2022

Free Infographic - Connected Digital Applications

Airlines are becoming increasingly open to digitalisation and are now seeing the huge benefits applications can provide. This free infographic introduces some of the key findings from Valour Consultancy’s new aviation intelligence report on The Market for Connected Digital Applications, which assesses the current adoption and future market development of seven key in-flight apps.

Available Now

The Market for Onboard Ancillary Revenues and Payment Solutions - 2023 Edition

Ancillary revenues are becoming an increasingly important source of non-ticket income. This first edition report provides readers with a deep dive into the current state of six key onboard ancillary revenue streams, assessing the state and likely future development of both IFEC-enabled onboard technologies, as well as manual services. Features revenues forecasts out to 2031.

Published Q3 2023

The Future of Aircraft Seating - 2024 Edition

Previously published as a combined report with in-seat power in 2019. The updated version will be a new standalone report, exploring various seating solutions and technology evolutions in more detail.

Estimated 2024

The Future of In-Seat Power - 2024 Edition

Previously published as a combined report with aircraft seating in 2019. The updated version will be a new standalone report, exploring technology evolutions, applications and opportunities associated with passenger power solutions in more detail.

Estimated Q2 2024

Quarterly In-Flight Connectivity & In-Flight Entertainment Tracker

For many years now, subscribers to our in-flight connectivity (IFC) and in-flight entertainment (IFE) trackers have been able to gain an unmatched insight into which airlines have deployed which systems, the type of aircraft they are active on and the vendors they are partnered with.

Fast forward to 2024 where the growing confluence of IFE and IFC has seen the acronym “IFEC” become common aviation parlance, we have merged these two trackers into a single, intuitive and comprehensive deliverable with unmatched granularity.

As well as splits by >1,000 airlines and almost 30,000 aircraft, data is segmented by product type, geographic region and fitment type.

FREE INFOGRAPHIC: Quarterly In-Flight Connectivity & Entertainment Tracker

Our free infographic summarises key findings from our quarterly in-flight connectivity and entertainment tracker, including:

  • The percentage of aircraft with an active IFC connection (by type).
  • The revenue projected for service providers.
  • The number of aircraft with IFC and predicted growth rate.
  • The market share of service providers.
  • The top four airlines by share of aircraft with IFC.
  • Connected aircraft by geographic region.
  • The key players in the seatback market.
  • The percentage of the world’s wide body aircraft equipped with seatback IFE.
  • The total number of W-IFE equipped aircraft.
  • Major players in the portable W-IFE market.

CONNECTIVITY

The Future of In-Flight Connectivity - 2023 Edition

The fifth edition of our flagship study assesses how the commercialisation of LEO constellations and growing airline adoption of digital services will impact the IFC business case. Will this be enough to convince carriers yet to jump on the bandwagon?

Published Q3 2023

In-Flight Connectivity: China and India Deep Dive - 2024 Edition

This second edition report provides a deep dive into the Chinese and Indian IFC market, delivered in conjunction with Valour Consultancy’s flagship study on ‘The Future of In-Flight Connectivity’.

Publishing Q3 2024

The Future of Advanced Air Mobility - 2024

This inaugural report will delve into the dynamic landscape of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), exploring the main drivers and inhibitors of the market’s future growth, as well as current and anticipated use cases for eVTOL aircraft. The analysis will span the entirety of AAM, examining key topics such as technological advancements, regulatory frameworks, public acceptance, and requisite enabling infrastructure.

Estimated Q4 2024

The Future of Flat Panel Antennas – 2023 Edition

A deep dive into the new generation of low profile antennas now infiltrating the commercial aviation segment as an enabler of multi-orbit connectivity. The study includes a write-up of how the competitive environment is maturing and an analysis of which manufacturers are best placed to succeed. Features unit shipments and revenue forecasts out to 2030 for commercial, business and military aircraft types.

Published Q2 2023

FREE INFOGRAPHIC: In-Flight Connectivity 2023

Our free infographic summarises key findings from our flagship report, ‘The Future of In-Flight Connectivity’, including:

  • IFC adoption by aircraft type.
  • Annual installs by frequency type.
  • The number of total installations of IFC equipment from 2023 to 2032, by geographic region.
  • Service provider share of installation backlog.
  • A summary of the report scope.

FREE WHITEPAPER: IFC - Are we picking up where we left off?

This paper summarises how COVID-19 has influenced this sector and speculate how its legacy will affect future IFC adoption and the competitive environment around it.

 

 

Published Q2 2022

ENTERTAINMENT

The Future of In-Flight Entertainment Content – 2024

The third edition of The Future of IFE Content assesses how the market is recovering in the post-COVID era and how new technologies such as connectivity and the cloud may permanently change content cycles, licensing models and thus the role of vendors across the landscape.

However, will this change be necessary for the survival of content licensing in an increasingly connected cabin environment?

Published Q1 2024

The Future of In-Flight Entertainment – 2021

This report provides companies interested in the IFE market with detailed information on its present status and likely future development in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Published Q1 2021

Next update estimated Q2 2024

CABIN TECHNOLOGY

The Market for Connected Digital Applications - 2022

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. This first edition report provides readers with an in-depth and timely review of the present state and likely future development of an evolving market with forecasts out to 2031.

Published Q2 2022

Free Infographic - Connected Digital Applications

Airlines are becoming increasingly open to digitalisation and are now seeing the huge benefits applications can provide. This free infographic introduces some of the key findings from Valour Consultancy’s new aviation intelligence report on The Market for Connected Digital Applications, which assesses the current adoption and future market development of seven key in-flight apps.

Available Now

The Market for Onboard Ancillary Revenues and Payment Solutions - 2023 Edition

Ancillary revenues are becoming an increasingly important source of non-ticket income. This first edition report provides readers with a deep dive into the current state of six key onboard ancillary revenue streams, assessing the state and likely future development of both IFEC-enabled onboard technologies, as well as manual services. Features revenues forecasts out to 2031.

Published Q3 2023

The Future of Aircraft Seating - 2024 Edition

Previously published as a combined report with in-seat power in 2019. The updated version will be a new standalone report, exploring various seating solutions and technology evolutions in more detail.

Estimated 2024

The Future of In-Seat Power - 2024 Edition

Previously published as a combined report with aircraft seating in 2019. The updated version will be a new standalone report, exploring technology evolutions, applications and opportunities associated with passenger power solutions in more detail.

Estimated Q2 2024

QUARTERLY IFEC TRACKER

Quarterly In-Flight Connectivity & In-Flight Entertainment Tracker

For many years now, subscribers to our in-flight connectivity (IFC) and in-flight entertainment (IFE) trackers have been able to gain an unmatched insight into which airlines have deployed which systems, the type of aircraft they are active on and the vendors they are partnered with.

Fast forward to 2024 where the growing confluence of IFE and IFC has seen the acronym “IFEC” become common aviation parlance, we have merged these two trackers into a single, intuitive and comprehensive deliverable with unmatched granularity.

As well as splits by >1,000 airlines and almost 30,000 aircraft, data is segmented by product type, geographic region and fitment type.

FREE INFOGRAPHIC: Quarterly In-Flight Connectivity & Entertainment Tracker

Our free infographic summarises key findings from our quarterly in-flight connectivity and entertainment tracker, including:

  • The percentage of aircraft with an active IFC connection (by type).
  • The revenue projected for service providers.
  • The number of aircraft with IFC and predicted growth rate.
  • The market share of service providers.
  • The top four airlines by share of aircraft with IFC.
  • Connected aircraft by geographic region.
  • The key players in the seatback market.
  • The percentage of the world’s wide body aircraft equipped with seatback IFE.
  • The total number of W-IFE equipped aircraft.
  • Major players in the portable W-IFE market.