In-Flight Entertainment Systems: Connecting Business Acumen with Flying Pleasure

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In the early days of commercial aviation, in-flight entertainment was just limited to looking out the window, reading books, talking to the fellow passengers or whatever the passenger has brought on board. With the growing popularity of air travel, airlines have been compelled to offer all sorts of points to gain back the customer’s loyalty, from free snacks to simpler perks like free in-flight entertainment (IFE). And, thankfully, in-flight technology has grown by leaps and bounds within the past decade, from single screen to personalized audio-visual media to end-to-end connectivity systems to eradicate mass mutiny on long-haul flights.

The Cloud’s Bright Future: Connectivity and Technology Upgrades

Passengers have been found to be highly influenced by the availability of in-flight connectivity services. This medium often dictates their preference for a certain carrier. Thus, the enhancement of customer loyalty and satisfaction through in-flight connectivity offerings has become a norm for global airline operators to ensure stable revenue growth.

The rise in global air passenger traffic and improved technologies have also attracted several business opportunities in the IFE market, especially for the delivery of latest avionics systems. Such systems will have augmented capabilities including video content streaming through the integration of wireless systems and an open-software design to assist numerous applications and services.

The Under-Pressure In-Flight Entertainment Systems Market

Despite its bright outlook, the in-flight entertainment systems market faces multiple issues on its way towards growth. With the aim to develop next-generation systems backed with large volumes of transmitted information, proponents in the industry are dealt with huge R&D expenditure and maintenance cost. Thus, the unavailability of cost-effective solutions is a major issue hampering the growth in the industry.

In addition to that, aircraft that have IFEC, Wi-Fi, and flight-management systems, which exchange data using ground communications or satellites for analytics services that provide operators with enhanced situational awareness. On the other hand, it also enables higher vulnerability of cyber-attacks. Such security issues will have a profound impact on the growth of the global in-flight entertainment market.

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