In-Flight Connectivity Market Set to Double in Coming Decade

Credit: Euroconsult

In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) and entertainment services across global airlines delivered unexpected revenue growth in 2021 as service providers emerged from a tumultuous financial period precipitated by the global pandemic.

PARIS, WASHINGTON, D.C., MONTREAL, YOKOHAMA, SYDNEY, August 17, 2022 (Euroconsult PR) – Analysis by leading space consulting and market intelligence firm Euroconsult shows a 10% increase in the number of commercial aircraft connected to in-flight services compared to 2020, totalling 9,900 planes by the end of 2021. Within the next decade, the number of aircraft using such services is expected to double to more than 21,000.

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Viasat Receives Landmark Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate for In-Flight Connectivity System on Airbus A320 Aircraft in China

CARLSBAD, Calif. (Viasat, Inc. PR) — Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced it has been awarded a Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) Validation of Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC) to install its complete, advanced Ka-band satellite system on Airbus A320 series of aircraft. This CAAC validation, Viasat’s first in China, lays the foundation for Chinese airlines to install and deploy Viasat’s industry-leading In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) system, including antenna, radome, modem, server and WAPs, on Airbus A320s.

The CAAC VSTC was awarded based on an Airbus A320 STC previously certified by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). It joins a portfolio of STCs that has been applied globally on 1,800+ commercial aircraft installed with Viasat’s in-flight connectivity system. In total, the Company’s current IFC solution has accumulated more than 16.5 million flight hours.

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