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In partnership with Valour Consultancy, HMG Aerospace offers actionable consultancy services and high-quality market research reports on the future of in-flight entertainment, connectivity, interiors and technology. Applying detailed, reliable market intelligence to your company’s long-term strategic plan will help you to unlock new opportunities for potential growth and development, staying one step ahead of your competition. With distinguished experience in the aviation sector, Valour Consultancy’s expert analysts ensure the delivery of accurate, timely and trusted data.

Benefit from:

  • Extensive primary research on core aviation sectors
  • Exclusive intelligence gathered from leading analysts with over 20 years of experience
  • Unrivalled time spent on research, openness on the methodology and clarity of assumptions
  • Access to a quarterly tracker designed to keep users updated on installation activity and key trends
  • Pre-purchase and follow-up support services

Latest reports

Each study offers an in-depth understand of the competitive landscape and latest products, with real airline examples of IFEC deployment and applications, alongside 10 year forecasts and granular datasets to help with future planning. Hover over the listings below for more information on each report:

Wireless in-flight entertainment tracker
Q4 2018. Enquire now.

Valour Consultancy delivers a quarterly tracker designed to keep those with an invested interest in the area updated on wireless IFE (W-IFE) installation activity and key trends.

Unlike other quarterly trackers, the W-IFE tracker is extremely rich in data with various splits. These include:

  • Total W-IFE equipped aircraft by product type (fixed / portable)
  • Total W-IFE equipped aircraft by service provider
  • Total W-IFE equipped aircraft by airline
  • Total W-IFE equipped aircraft by fitment type (retrofit / line fitment)
  • Total W-IFE equipped aircraft by aircraft size (wide-body / narrow-body / regional jet)
  • Total W-IFE equipped aircraft by aircraft type (A330 / B787 / E175 etc.)
  • Total W-IFE equipped aircraft by connectivity (Internet-enabled / not Internet-enabled)
  • Total W-IFE equipped aircraft by region (North America, Central & South America, Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific)
  • Share of quarterly installations and the total installed base by service provider and airline

In terms of deliverables, a comprehensive Excel file shows data attributed to the most recent four quarters, while a PowerPoint summary adds context to the numbers highlighting quarter-on-quarter changes and the likely impact of industry announcement during the reporting period on our core forecasts. Both documents are being constantly shaped by existing clients to ensure the tracker evolves with industry needs and requirements.

In-flight connectivity tracker
Q4 2018. Enquire now.

 Valour Consultancy delivers a quarterly tracker designed to keep those with an invested interest in the area updated on installation activity and key trends.

Unlike other quarterly trackers, the IFC tracker is extremely rich in data with various splits pulled directly from our IFC report. These splits include:

  • Total connected aircraft by product type (Wi-Fi / cellular / Wi-Fi and cellular)
  • Total connected aircraft by service provider
  • Total connected aircraft by airline
  • Total connected aircraft by fitment type (retro/line fitment)
  • Total connected aircraft by aircraft size (wide-body / narrow-body / regional jet)
  • Total connected aircraft by aircraft type (A330 / B787 / E175 etc.)
  • Total connected aircraft by technology type (L-band / Ku-band / Ka-band / 2Ku / ATG / Hybrid)
  • Total connected aircraft by region (North America, Central & South America, Western Europe, Central & Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia-Pacific, China)
  • Share of quarterly installations and the total installed base by service provider and airline
  • Share of annualised service revenues by service provider
  • Analysis of aircraft backlog by service provider

In terms of deliverables, a comprehensive Excel file shows data attributed to the most recent four quarters, while a PowerPoint summary adds context to the numbers highlighting quarter-on-quarter changes and the likely impact of industry announcement during the reporting period on our core forecasts. Both documents are being constantly shaped by existing clients to ensure the tracker evolves with industry needs and requirements.

Connected aircraft airline survey
Estimated Q1. Enquire now.

Further information to follow shortly… 

In-flight connectivity in China and India
Estimated Q1 2019. Enquire now.

In early 2018, Valour Consultancy published the third edition of its “Future of In-Flight Connectivity”  report. The study, well known for its in-depth analysis of global trends, cited the lifting of prohibitive government legislation in two of the fastest growing economies in the World, China and India, as a fundamental driver of IFC adoption in the coming years. Fresh guidelines, unveiled separately in 2018, from the Civil Administration of China (CAAC) and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) opens up sizeable and untouched domestic fleets to IFC vendors.

On a similar note, there is also growing interest in Russia, where passenger numbers are on the rise and very few airlines offer IFC today.

It is easy to see why these markets are generating so much hype today. However, any company looking to take advantage of the sizeable opportunity on offer must first navigate significant local barriers of entry, most notably very influential political powers, which have the potential to lock out global players and introduce new regional companies to an already packed IFC value chain.

This new report represents a timely deep dive into the these fast-growing but highly complex markets and will be useful for any company with an interest in IFC, globally. Connected aircraft numbers for 2018 will be provided alongside ten year forecasts out to 2028. Data will be segmented by fitment type, aircraft size, connectivity technology and geographic region. Most importantly, the report will provide detailed commentary for each market, including key trends, drivers and inhibitors and political influences.

The future of aircraft seating & in-seat power
Estimated Q1 2019. Enquire now.

The pace of change in commercial aerospace is greater now than it ever has been before, providing airlines with a constant challenge in keeping their cabins up to date and appealing to passengers – particularly given the amount of competition in the industry. The aircraft seat itself is absolutely critical to the overall passenger experience, regardless of cabin class. Likewise, the growing adoption of wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems threatens to change the way in which IFE is traditionally integrated into the seat. As such, there is a growing desire to offer in-seat power in all class to ease the so-called “battery anxiety” passengers increasingly now encounter. This report therefore considers the future evolution of the seating and in-seat power markets, in terms of product type, fitment type, aircraft type, seating class, and geographic region. A highly statistical set of final deliverables will allow the reader to benefit from detailed insight into the way in which these markets are expected to develop over the next ten years. The report will also contain an exhaustive discussion of key drivers and inhibitors of market growth, a comprehensive section on the competitive environment that will include detailed profiles of key companies, and similarly detailed information on all the key technology trends at play.

IFEC & CMS systems on VIP & business aircraft
Estimated Q4 2019. Enquire now.

In commercial aviation, airlines continue to announce their plans surrounding IFC but while connectivity solutions share similarities across the commercial and business and VIP spaces, the requirements of end-users are markedly different. Indeed, managing expectations of wealthy businessmen and women, important dignitaries and even royalty who, many times, are used to getting everything they want, can be particularly challenging. That’s not to mention the much smaller size of many aircraft and the additional considerations that must be taken into account when installing enabling hardware such as antennas. Consequently, there are a whole set of different market dynamics at play when it comes to IFC on VIP and business aircraft. The 2019 edition of this report features an expanded scope and will also dive deeply into the world of IFE and cabin management systems. To reflect the inclusion of these additional product categories, the report has been renamed “The Market for IFEC and CMS Systems on VIP and Business Aircraft – 2019”. Alongside an exhaustive discussion of key drivers and inhibitors of market growth, this report will quantify IFC and IFE/CMS system shipments and revenue between 2018 and 2028. Data is to be split by product type, fitment type, aircraft size, frequency band and geographic region. An in-depth discussion of key technology trends and a chapter profiling key players is presented, too.

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