1 INTRODUCTION 22
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 22
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 22
1.2.1 MARKETS COVERED 23
1.2.2 REGIONAL SCOPE 23
1.2.3 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 24
1.3 CURRENCY & PRICING 24
1.4 USD EXCHANGE RATES 24
1.5 LIMITATIONS 25
1.6 MARKET STAKEHOLDERS 25

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 26
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 26
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 28
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 28
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 28
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 29
2.1.2.2 Breakdown of primaries 29
2.1.3 MARKET DEFINITION & SCOPE 30
2.1.3.1 Inclusions 30
2.1.3.2 Exclusions 30
2.1.4 SEGMENT DEFINITIONS 30
2.1.4.1 Airborne SATCOM Market, by platform 30
2.1.4.2 Airborne SATCOM Market, by application 30
2.1.4.3 Airborne SATCOM Market, by component 31
2.1.4.4 Airborne SATCOM Market, by installation type 31
2.1.4.5 Airborne SATCOM Market, by frequency 31
2.2 RESEARCH APPROACH & METHODOLOGY 31
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 31
2.2.2 AIRBORNE SATCOM MARKET FOR NEW INSTALLATION 32
2.2.3 AIRBORNE SATCOM MARKET FOR UPGRADATION 32
2.2.4 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 33
2.3 DATA TRIANGULATION 34
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS 35
2.4.1 MARKET SIZING AND MARKET FORECASTING 35

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 36

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 39
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN AIRBORNE SATCOM MARKET 39
4.2 GOVERNMENT & DEFENSE AIRBORNE SATCOM MARKET, BY APPLICATION 39
4.3 COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT: AIRBORNE SATCOM MARKET, BY TYPE 40
4.4 UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES: AIRBORNE SATCOM MARKET, BY TYPE 40
4.5 AIRBORNE SATCOM MARKET, BY REGION 41

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 42
5.1 INTRODUCTION 42
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 42
5.2.1 DRIVERS 43
5.2.1.1 Growing fleet of commercial and combat aircraft 43
5.2.1.2 Increase in long-haul flights and passenger traffic 43
5.2.1.3 Increasing demand for customized SATCOM on-the-move solutions 44
5.2.1.4 Increase in the number of high-throughput satellites 44
5.2.2 OPPORTUNITIES 45
5.2.2.1 Ultra-compact SATCOM terminals for tactical UAVs 45
5.2.2.2 Need to enhance passenger experience 45
5.2.3 CHALLENGES 45
5.2.3.1 Cybersecurity issues 45
5.2.3.2 High cost of satellite services 46

6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 47
6.1 INTRODUCTION 47
6.2 TECHNOLOGY TRENDS 47
6.2.1 USE OF KA- AND KU-BANDS FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATION 47
6.2.2 MULTIBAND TACTICAL COMMUNICATION AMPLIFIERS 47
6.2.3 NEW ANTENNA DESIGNS 47
6.2.4 INCREASED USE OF ULTRA-COMPACT & HIGH THROUGHPUT SATCOM ON-THE-MOVE (SOTM) TERMINALS FOR TACTICAL UAVS 48
6.2.5 INCREASED USE OF GALLIUM ARSENIDE (GAAS) AND GALLIUM NITRIDE (GAN) RF TECHNOLOGY IN AIRBORNE SATCOM 48
6.2.6 DEVELOPMENT OF CUBESAT CONSTELLATIONS TO ENHANCE COMMUNICATION 49
6.3 INNOVATIONS & PATENT REGISTRATIONS 50

7 AIRBORNE SATCOM MARKET, BY APPLICATION 52
7.1 INTRODUCTION 53
7.2 GOVERNMENT & DEFENSE 54
7.2.1 ISR MISSIONS 55
7.2.1.1 Increased need for ISR missions that provide advanced situational awareness drives the market 55
7.2.1.1.1 Beyond line-of-sight (BLOS) missions 55
7.2.1.1.2 Line-of-sight (LOS) missions 55
7.2.2 EMERGENCY RESPONSE & PUBLIC SAFETY 55
7.2.2.1 Increasing demand for airborne SATCOM systems in aircraft rescue missions 55
7.2.3 BORDER PROTECTION & SURVEILLANCE 56
7.2.3.1 Increasing use of UAVs for real-time battlefield information as well situational awareness drives the border protection & surveillance segment 56
7.2.4 COMMAND, CONTROL & COMMUNICATIONS ON-THE-MOVE 56
7.2.4.1 Increased spending on the deployment of command and control system drives this segment 56
7.3 COMMERCIAL 56
7.3.1 IN-FLIGHT CONNECTIVITY 57
7.3.1.1 Increased demand for enhanced passenger experience drives the in-flight connectivity segment 57
7.3.2 REAL-TIME DATA GATHERING 57
7.3.2.1 Increased use of aerial platforms to broadcast and communicate has fueled real-time data gathering segment 57
7.3.3 TELEMEDICINE 57
7.3.3.1 Need for improved medical services has increased the demand for advanced airborne SATCOM systems for effective communication 57

8 AIRBORNE SATCOM MARKET, BY COMPONENT 58
8.1 INTRODUCTION 59
8.2 SATCOM TERMINALS 60
8.2.1 ANTENNAS 60
8.2.1.1 Fuselage-mount antennas 60
8.2.1.1.1 Increased use of fuselage-mount antennas in commercial and special mission aircraft is driving this segment 60
8.2.1.2 Tail-mount antennas 61
8.2.1.2.1 Increased use of tail-mount antennas in business jets is driving this segment 61
8.2.2 RADIO FREQUENCY UNITS 61
8.2.2.1 Demand for higher bandwidth to support faster data rates has fueled the demand for radio frequency units 61
8.2.3 NETWORKING DATA UNITS (NDU) 61
8.2.3.1 Increased need for networking data units to gauge the current position of aircraft is driving this component 61
8.2.4 ANTENNA SUBSYSTEMS 62
8.2.4.1 Increasing need for high rate data communication in aircraft has created the demand for antenna subsystems 62
8.2.4.1.1 Antenna control units 62
8.2.4.1.2 Stabilize antenna pedestals 62
8.3 TRANSCEIVERS 62
8.3.1 RECEIVERS 63
8.3.1.1 Increased need for uninterrupted satellite communication has fueled the demand for receivers 63
8.3.1.1.1 Block downconverters 63
8.3.1.1.2 Low-noise amplifiers 63
8.3.2 TRANSMITTERS 63
8.3.2.1 Increased need for aircraft movement and connectivity information drives the demand for transmitters 63
8.3.2.1.1 Block upconverters 63
8.3.2.1.2 High-power amplifiers 64
8.4 AIRBORNE RADIO 64
8.4.1 NEED FOR INCREASING RANGE AND PHYSICAL SECURITY OF COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS OF AIRCRAFT DRIVES THE MARKET FOR AIRBORNE RADIO 64
8.5 MODEMS & ROUTERS 64
8.5.1 INCREASED NEED FOR HIGH-SPEED DATA COMMUNICATION IN AIRCRAFT HAS CREATED DEMAND FOR MODEMS & ROUTERS 64
8.6 SATCOM RADOMES 65
8.6.1 NEED FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY OF AIRBORNE SATCOM SYSTEMS IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS HAS DRIVEN THE MARKET FOR SATCOM RADOMES 65
8.7 OTHERS 65

9 AIRBORNE SATCOM MARKET, BY PLATFORM 66
9.1 INTRODUCTION 67
9.2 COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT 68
9.2.1 NARROW BODY AIRCRAFT (NBA) 69
9.2.1.1 Increased narrow body aircraft deliveries drive the demand for airborne SATCOM 69
9.2.2 WIDE BODY AIRCRAFT (WBA) 69
9.2.2.1 Increase in air passenger travel has increased the demand for wide body aircraft 69
9.2.3 REGIONAL TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT (RTA) 69
9.2.3.1 Rising Domestic Air Passenger Traffic in several Economies has created demand for Airborne SATCOM systems 69
9.3 MILITARY AIRCRAFT 70
9.3.1 COMBAT AIRCRAFT 71
9.3.1.1 Increased military spending is fueling the demand for combat aircraft 71
9.3.2 TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT 71
9.3.2.1 Increasing defense application is fueling the demand for transport aircraft 71
9.4 BUSINESS JETS 71
9.4.1 RISING NUMBER OF PRIVATE AVIATION COMPANIES ACROSS THE GLOBE IS DRIVING THIS SEGMENT 71
9.5 HELICOPTERS 72
9.5.1 COMMERCIAL 73
9.5.1.1 Increasing operational capabilities and decreasing cost of production of commercial helicopters drives their market 73
9.5.2 MILITARY 73
9.5.2.1 Increasing need to cater to military applications is driving the market for military helicopters 73
9.6 UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES 73
9.6.1 SMALL UAVS 74
9.6.2 TACTICAL UAVS 75
9.6.3 STRATEGIC UAVS 75
9.6.3.1 Medium-altitude long endurance (male) UAVs 75
9.6.3.1.1 Increased use of MALE UAVs for short-range reconnaissance and surveillance missions has fueled the market for male UAVs 75
9.6.3.2 High-altitude long endurance (Hale) UAVs 75
9.6.3.2.1 Increased use of Hale UAVs in military applications has created Opportunities for these UAVs 75
9.6.4 SPECIAL-PURPOSE UAVS 76
10 AIRBORNE SATCOM MARKET, BY INSTALLATION TYPE 77
10.1 INTRODUCTION 78
10.2 NEW INSTALLATION 79
10.2.1 DEPLOYMENT OF ADVANCED AIRBORNE SATCOM SYSTEMS ACROSS COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY APPLICATIONS IS DRIVING NEW INSTALLATION SEGMENT 79
10.3 UPGRADATION 79
10.3.1 FREQUENT UPGRADES OF OLD AIRCRAFT FLEET WITH ADVANCED AIRBORNE SATCOM SYSTEMS ARE DRIVING THE UPGRADATION SEGMENT 79
11 AIRBORNE SATCOM MARKET, BY FREQUENCY 81
11.1 INTRODUCTION 82
11.2 UHF-BAND 83
11.2.1 INCREASED ISR MISSIONS AND BORDER SURVEILLANCE ACTIVITIES GLOBALLY INCREASES THE DEMAND FOR UHF-BAND 83
11.3 L-BAND 83
11.3.1 L-BAND IS EXTENSIVELY USED IN DATA COMMUNICATIONS AND TRAFFIC INFORMATION 83
11.4 S-BAND 84
11.4.1 S-BAND FREQUENCY IS EXTENSIVELY USED IN COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY AIRCRAFT 84
11.5 C-BAND 84
11.5.1 C-BANDS ARE USED IN HELICOPTERS FOR REAL-TIME DATA GATHERING 84
11.6 X-BAND 85
11.6.1 USE OF X-BAND FOR SURVEILLANCE AND RECONNAISSANCE IN LONG-ENDURANCE OPERATIONS HAS INCREASED 85
11.7 KU-BAND 86
11.7.1 KU-BAND IS INCREASINGLY USED FOR BLOS ISR MISSIONS, BORDER PROTECTION, AND SEARCH & RESCUE MISSIONS 86
11.8 KA-BAND 86
11.8.1 KA-BANDS ARE USED IN AIRBORNE SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS 86

12 REGIONAL ANALYSIS 88
12.1 INTRODUCTION 89
12.2 NORTH AMERICA 90
12.2.1 US 93
12.2.1.1 Presence of leading aircraft manufacturers and airborne SATCOM manufacturers is driving the market in the US 93
12.2.2 CANADA 94
12.2.2.1 Growth of the aerospace industry in Canada is fueling the adoption of airborne SATCOM in modern aircraft 94
12.3 EUROPE 95
12.3.1 RUSSIA 99
12.3.1.1 High adoption of airborne SATCOM components by aircraft manufacturers is driving the market in Russia 99
12.3.2 UK 100
12.3.2.1 Advancements in unmanned technologies are driving the market in the UK 100
12.3.3 GERMANY 101
12.3.3.1 Increased demand for advanced airborne SATCOM for defense and commercial aircraft is driving the market in Germany 101
12.3.4 FRANCE 102
12.3.4.1 Availability of advanced and affordable SATCOM equipment for various platforms is driving the market in France 102
12.3.5 ITALY 103
12.3.5.1 Advancements in airborne SATCOM systems are driving the market
in Italy 103
12.4 ASIA PACIFIC 104
12.4.1 CHINA 108
12.4.1.1 Increased demand for advanced aircraft in China fuels the airborne SATCOM market in China 108
12.4.2 INDIA 109
12.4.2.1 Increased defense spending on different types of military aircraft is expected to drive the Indian airborne SATCOM market 109
12.4.3 JAPAN 110
12.4.3.1 Focus on improving defense and commercial in-flight services has fueled the airborne SATCOM market in Japan 110
12.4.4 SOUTH KOREA 111
12.4.4.1 Government support plays a vital role in the airborne SATCOM market in South Korea 111
12.4.5 AUSTRALIA 112
12.4.5.1 Growing demand for in-flight services is driving the airborne SATCOM market in Australia 112
12.5 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 113
12.5.1 TURKEY 117
12.5.1.1 Increased focus on in-house production of UAVs with advanced SATCOM systems is driving the market for airborne SATCOM in Turkey 117
12.5.2 SAUDI ARABIA 118
12.5.2.1 Investment in UAVs to strengthen defense capabilities is driving the airborne SATCOM market in Saudi Arabia 118
12.5.3 ISRAEL 119
12.5.3.1 Presence of top players in SATCOM equipment is driving the airborne SATCOM market in Israel 119
12.5.4 SOUTH AFRICA 120
12.5.4.1 Increasing demand for SATCOM systems in new and old fleets of major African airlines is driving the airborne SATCOM market 120
12.6 LATIN AMERICA 121
12.6.1 BRAZIL 123
12.6.1.1 Emphasis on domestic production of aircraft is driving the market for airborne SATCOM in Brazil 123
12.6.2 MEXICO 124
12.6.2.1 Investments by global aircraft manufacturing companies drive the market in the country 124

13 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 126
13.1 INTRODUCTION 126
13.2 MAJOR PLAYERS, 2019 127
13.3 COMPETITIVE LEADERSHIP MAPPING 128
13.3.1 VISIONARY LEADERS 128
13.3.2 INNOVATORS 128
13.3.3 DYNAMIC DIFFERENTIATORS 128
13.3.4 EMERGING COMPANIES 128
13.4 STRENGTH OF PRODUCT PORTFOLIO 130
13.5 BUSINESS STRATEGY EXCELLENCE 131
13.6 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 132
13.6.1 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES 132
13.6.2 CONTRACTS 133
13.6.3 AGREEMENTS 134
13.6.4 PARTNERSHIPS, EXPANSIONS, ACQUISITIONS & CERTIFICATIONS 135

14 COMPANY PROFILES 137
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
14.1 ASELSAN A.S. 137
14.2 THALES GROUP 141
14.3 COLLINS AEROSPACE 145
14.4 COBHAM PLC 149
14.5 HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC. 154
14.6 GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION 159
14.7 GILAT SATELLITE NETWORKS 161
14.8 HARRIS CORPORATION 163
14.9 HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEM 165
14.10 VIASAT, INC 166
14.11 ORBIT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM LTD 168
14.12 ASTRONICS CORPORATION 170
14.13 NORSAT INTERNATIONAL INC 172
14.14 RAYTHEON COMPANY 173
14.15 ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES 175
14.16 SMITHS GROUP PLC 177
14.17 SINGAPORE TECHNOLOGIES ENGINEERING LTD (ST ENGINEERING) 179
14.18 MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION 180
14.19 IRIDIUM COMMUNICATIONS INC. 182
14.20 TELEDYNE DEFENSE ELECTRONICS 184
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.

15 APPENDIX 186
15.1 DISCUSSION GUIDE 186
15.2 KNOWLEDGE STORE: 190
15.3 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 192
15.4 RELATED REPORTS 192
15.5 AUTHOR DETAILS 193