In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity Market Will Be Worth $9.82 Billion by 2024, Report

In a recently released report, San Francisco-based Grand View Research, Inc. projects the global In-Flight Entertainment And Connectivity (IFEC) market will reach USD 9.82 billion by 2024.

“The emergence of BYOD and development of novel wireless solutions are expected to boost market growth,” the research group states. “The increasing commercial aviation & fleet expansion have further bolstered industry growth. Growing availability of HD content across dynamic platforms are expected to increase IFEC systems’ demand.”

Singapore Airlines A350XWB Will Feature Thales Avant IFE and High-Speed Wi-Fi

Thales’ AVANT Android based system offers a flexible architecture which allows Singapore Airlines to constantly introduce and easily integrate the latest apps their customers demand.

The fleet will be equipped with Thales latest AVANT monitors, which are the most lightweight ever deployed in the market, and feature full high-definition video and an integrated Avii, Thales’ most modern Android smartphone-like touch controller, in premium cabins. Navigating menus with Avii is intuitive and the device can act as a second screen so passengers can, for example, watch a film on the big screen while playing one of the game apps on the handset or monitoring the flight map.

Overheating IFE Causes Diversion of Air France Flight

Air France 54 from Charles de Gaulle to Washington Dulles International was diverted to Montreal when crew “noticed strong heat on an empty seat on board Business Class” of the Boeing 777 (Reg. FGSQL) . An Air France spokesperson told Flight […]

Sleepers In Seattle: Zodiac Introduces High-Density Comfort to Business

Zodiac Seats has introduced of a new generation of seats for the premium economy class, which looks a lot like a one of the old Lazy-Boy-inspired First and Business Class aircraft seats, but which will prove a boon to cabin-footprint-conscious airlines. […]

Could Brands Turn In-Flight Entertainment & Connectivity Into Financial Security For Airlines?

We want more onboard.  If we can’t have more room, we’ll take more entertainment.  You can read more about the potential growth of In-Flight Connectivity and In-Flight Entertainment, highly prized features of the cabin experience, in my special article for Sparksheet this […]

Emirates Makes Flying Fun For Kids and Families

Emirates Airlines gives children and families the First Class treatment; no matter what class they fly. The charmingly named Tinkerbelle Economy Class Experience has everything a child needs to feel at ease in the air.  (And their parents too.) Emirates provides […]

As AT&T Makes Moves for DirecTV, Did Connected IFE Just Get a Whole Lot More Entertaining?

UPDATE:…And now this is a thing. Yesterday, financial news teased us with “informed” rumours that AT&T may acquire DirecTV.  Obviously, this acquisition, should it happen, has significant implications for the US communications and cable/satellite TV markets.  But could it also have […]

Luxury Travel Expert Finds #PaxEx Promise for Aviation at #CES2014 Las Vegas

I’m blessed to know some great people in the aviation and travel industry.  Many are colleagues whom I’ve met over the years in my career, and some are new colleagues I’ve just recently met since I started Flight Chic. One […]

Profits Ain’t Peanuts (Part Three: Take a Byte)

In this third instalment of Profits Ain’t Peanuts we discuss the use of PEDs on board aircraft, inflight connectivity services, and IFE. In today’s world data is vital and content is king.  Communications have changed significantly over the past decade with […]