It was recently found, according to a new market research report by commercial aviation analyst, Adeline Fernandez that the passenger communications and in-flight entertainment sector market could reach $3 billion by 2017, compared to $2 billion in 2012.
The ever increasing demand for improved in-flight entertainment and the growing need for fast and cost-efficient passenger communications is fuelled by the huge wireless industry. Most passengers now want to use their own devices and Smartphones on board and do not want to be subject to the traditional restrictions.
As technology is constantly evolving, more advanced use of devices is expected and greater bandwidth is required. WiFi systems for passenger communications and in-flight entertainment are set to take over in commercial aviation from retrofit systems by manufacturing companies.
Commercial and Business aviation passengers now want to use their phones, devices and laptops as efficiently in the air, at 40,000ft as they do on the ground. This will fuel the installation of wireless connectivity on board aircraft as airlines vie for passengers.