Thursday 16 April 2015, Amsterdam
The report recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Global In-flight Entertainment (IFE) Market: Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., Panasonic Avionics Corp., Rockwell Collins Inc. and Thales SA.
Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Digecor, DMD Phantom, Interact, LiveTV, Lumexis, OnAir, StoreBox In-flight and Zodiac In-flight Innovations.
The report said: “One of the major trends emerging in this market is the adoption of technologies that reduce IFE installation costs. To this end, major carriers are using Ku band and Ka band for air-to-ground communications, as opposed to IFE systems that run on complex wiring.”
According to the report, one of the major drivers in this market is the increased demand for air travel, which has led to increased aircraft production. The demand for air travel, especially from the premium segment, has triggered many innovations in the IFE market. The growing demand for air travel has compelled airline providers worldwide to increase their fleet sizes.
Further, the report states that One such challenge is posed by the fast pace of technological changes in the market, which shortens the life span of existing systems or renders existing systems obsolete in a short period of time. The continuous upgrading of technology forces airline operators to adopt a wait-and-watch strategy, which could curtail their growth during the forecast period.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.