Connected Aircraft Market

Connected Aircraft Market Size By Type (Aircraft-to-Ground Connectivity and Air-to-Air Connectivity), and By Application (Operational Efficiency and Passenger Entertainment and Connectivity), Regions, Global Industry Analysis, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2024 to 2033

Base Year: 2023 Historical Data: 2020-22
  • Report ID: TBI-14416
  • Published Date: Jun, 2024
  • Pages: 238
  • Category: Aerospace & Defence
  • Format: PDF
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The global connected aircraft market was valued at USD 5.8 billion in 2023, growing at a CAGR of 12.7% from 2024 to 2033 and expected to reach USD 19.1 billion by 2033. The market for connected aircraft is expected to grow owing to the increasing demand for the latest technology in aircraft, such as Wi-Fi connectivity and IoT integration.

Market Introduction:

Connected aircraft is referred to as the aircraft system comprising multiple features such as sensors, Wi-Fi accessibility, in-flight entertainment, air-to-ground connectivity, and air-to-air flight connectivity in aircraft systems. Simply put, connected aircraft refers to integrating new technology and features in aeroplanes. This system's idea is to keep growing to satisfy the need for information sharing between aircraft and pertinent aviation stakeholders. The primary goals of the connected aircraft market are to satisfy consumer expectations and enhance airline or operator operations via effective, environmentally friendly methods. New advancements are regularly reported due to a growing demand for in-flight connectivity. Additionally, offering internet access to passengers for leisure and other uses enhances the quality of services and traveller experience. Furthermore, introducing cutting-edge technology and cooperating with industry participants are critical to expanding the connected aircraft market. System-to-system communications are being planned for by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This seeks to enable new aircraft types, operators, and operation methods while enabling complete aircraft connectivity from the ground.


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Recent Development

In May 2023, Inmarsat unveiled a new range of service options for its industry-leading Jet ConneX (JX) in-flight internet solution. This move redefines the industry standard for connectivity in business aviation. The new Jet Connex ideas, designed to reinvent the traveller experience for the upcoming years, are now available to new and current clients, marking a significant development in the connected aircraft market. 

In February 2022, Based in Greece, Aegean Airlines announced the launch of a new high-speed in-flight internet service supplied by Inmarsat and Deutsche Telekom and powered by the European Aviation Network (EAN). Furthermore, the airline claims that seven aircraft outfitted with the required hardware have already been serviced. By 2025, further systems will be installed on all of the airline's remaining Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft, both new and old.  

In January 2023, To investigate the integration of Xplore's LEO satellite communication capabilities into Boeing's aircraft connection systems and enable faster and more dependable in-flight connectivity, Boeing and Xplore recently announced their partnership.

Market Dynamics:


The exponential growth of air passengers- The exponential increase in air travellers worldwide is a major factor propelling the connected aircraft market since it raises the need for better in-flight amenities and connections. The growing number of people who travel by air offers airlines a profitable chance to improve the passenger experience by utilising IoT and connected aircraft systems. To match the changing expectations of travellers and obtain a competitive edge in the market, this driver forces the sector to invest in cutting-edge connectivity solutions.


High implementation and maintenance cost- The high installation and maintenance costs of implementing advanced connectivity technologies are a major impediment to the connected aircraft business. Certain airlines, particularly smaller ones, find integrating IoT technology, satellite systems, and other connectivity infrastructure difficult since it costs a lot of money. To keep up with changing technologies, regular maintenance and updates may also raise the overall cost. The cost component presents a barrier to the broader adoption of connected aircraft systems, especially for those with tight budgets or little financial means.


An increase in airlines' purchases of cutting-edge aircraft- An increasing number of contemporary aeroplanes are equipped with advanced communication systems as standard. Airlines buying these cutting-edge aircraft will inevitably require more connected aircraft solutions. These solutions include in-flight Wi-Fi, predictive maintenance tools, and real-time monitoring systems. Airlines regularly swap out their fleets of antiquated, low-tech aircraft for newer, higher-tech models. Aircraft recently upgraded or replaced will likely be prioritised based on their networking characteristics. The desire for linked aircraft solutions will increase as airlines strive to enhance passenger satisfaction and operational effectiveness. Passengers are becoming increasingly accustomed to having digital amenities and connectivity on flights. When airlines invest in new aircraft, they prioritise features that enhance the passenger experience.

Regional segmentation analysis:

The regions analyzed for the market include North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa. North America emerged as the largest global connected aircraft market, with a 41.2% market revenue share in 2023.

North America led the global market for connected aircraft during the forecast period. There is rapid technological growth in the region coupled with growth in the aerospace and aviation sectors. Some of the prominent manufacturers of connected aircraft, such as GOGO LLC, Collins Aerospace, and Honeywell International, Inc. are present in the North American region, which helps in the market growth. Furthermore, North America has a strong infrastructure required for connected aircraft which helps in the growth of the market.

North America Region Connected Aircraft Market Share in 2023 - 41.2%

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Type Segment Analysis

The type segment is divided into aircraft-to-ground connectivity and air-to-air connectivity. The air-to-air connectivity segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 59% in 2023. Air-to-air connectivity allows data sharing and communication between aircraft, which increases their demand, adding impetus to the segment. Ena Sharing of real-time information across aeroplanes helps in improving operational efficiency and safety.

Application Segment Analysis

The application segment is divided into operational efficiency and passenger entertainment and connectivity. The passenger entertainment and connectivity segment dominated the market, with a market share of around 55% in 2023. There is increasing expectation among passengers for better aeroplane travel facilities. They are demanding better in-flight experiences, which is expected to drive the segment’s growth.

Some of the Key Market Players:
  • Gogo Inc.
  • Panasonic Holdings Corporation
  • Anuvu Operations LLC
  • Inmarsat Global Limited.
  • Burrana
  • SITA
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Collins Aerospace (RTX Corporation)
  • Cobham Limited
  • Viasat, Inc.

Report Description:

Attribute Description
Market Size Revenue (USD Billion)
Market size value in 2023 USD 5.8 Billion
Market size value in 2033 USD 19.1 Billion
CAGR (2024 to 2033) 12.7%
Historical data 2020-2022
Base Year 2023
Forecast 2024-2033
Region The regions analyzed for the market are Asia Pacific, Europe, South America, North America, and Middle East & Africa. Furthermore, the regions are further analyzed at the country level.
Segments Type, Application

Frequesntly Asked Questions

As per The Brainy Insights, the size of the connected aircraft market was valued at USD 5.8 billion in 2023 to USD 19.1 billion by 2033.

The global connected aircraft market is growing at a CAGR of 12.7% during the forecast period 2024-2033.

North America emerged as the largest connected aircraft market.

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This study forecasts global, regional, and country revenue from 2020 to 2033. The Brainy Insights has segmented the global connected aircraft market based on the below-mentioned segments:

Global Connected Aircraft Market By Type:

  • Aircraft-to-Ground Connectivity
  • Air-to-Air Connectivity

Global Connected Aircraft Market By Application:

  • Operational Efficiency
  • Passenger Entertainment and Connectivity

Global Connected Aircraft Market By Region:                            

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • U.K.
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia-Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
  • South America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa  
    • UAE
    • South Africa


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