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Global Airborne SATCOM Market Report and Forecast 2023-2028

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  • 168 Pages
  • September 2023
  • Region: Global
  • Expert Market Research
  • ID: 5656249
According to the report the global airborne SATCOM market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 9.8% between 2023 and 2028. Aided by the advancements in aeronautical communications and the pressing need for robust connectivity in aviation, the market is expected to grow significantly by 2028.

Airborne SATCOM is a communication method that employs satellites to provide seamless connectivity between aircraft and ground stations, or other aircraft. This system facilitates real-time communication, navigation, and surveillance in various aviation sectors, from commercial airlines to military operations. In an era marked by digital integration and the Internet of Things (IoT), the significance of maintaining persistent communication links, even in the most remote airspace, cannot be understated.

A pivotal driver for the global airborne SATCOM market growth is the increasing demand for seamless in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions. Today’s passengers, in a digital age, expect uninterrupted access to internet services, live television, and real-time data - all of which are facilitated by SATCOM. This surge in demand, coupled with the competition amongst airlines to offer best-in-class passenger experience, propels the proliferation of SATCOM solutions in commercial aviation.

The military and defense sectors are other substantial contributors to the airborne SATCOM market demand. In an increasingly volatile global geopolitical environment, maintaining unbroken communication channels can be the difference between mission success and failure. SATCOM solutions enable real-time data exchange, drone control from remote locations, and encrypted communication - essential functionalities in modern warfare and intelligence operations.

However, it’s not just about communication. Navigation, a cornerstone of aviation safety, relies heavily on SATCOM. With the global push towards more efficient air traffic management and the need to ensure safety in increasingly congested skies, systems like Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) which depend on satellite communication, are gaining prominence.

As per the airborne SATCOM market analysis, the growing integration of AI and machine learning in aviation augments the need for high-speed and reliable communication systems. As aircraft become smarter and more autonomous, the data exchange between the aircraft and ground systems must remain consistent and fast. Airborne SATCOM systems, with their evolving bandwidth capabilities and technological advancements, are poised to meet this demand.

Moreover, with the burgeoning private space industry and increasing satellite launches, the infrastructure supporting satellite communication is strengthening. This, combined with falling costs of satellite technology, is further influencing the airborne SATCOM market outlook.

Market Segmentation

The market can be divided based on component, platform, installation type, frequency, application, and region.

Market Breakup by Component

SATCOM Terminals

  • Antennas
  • Radio Frequency Units
  • Networking Data Units (NDU)
  • Antenna Subsystems


  • Receivers
  • Transmitters
  • Airborne Radio
  • Modems and Routers
  • SATCOM Radomes
  • Others

Market Breakup by Platform

  • Commercial Aircraft
  • Military Aircraft
  • Business Jets
  • Helicopters
  • Commercial
  • Military
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Market Breakup by Installation Type

  • New Installation
  • Upgradation

Market Breakup by Frequency

  • UHF-Band
  • L-Band
  • S-Band
  • C-Band
  • X-Band
  • Ku-Band
  • Ka-Band

Market Breakup by Application

  • Government and Defence
  • Commercial

Market Breakup by Region

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape

The report looks into the market shares, plant turnarounds, capacities, investments, and mergers and acquisitions, among other major developments, of the leading companies operating in the global airborne SATCOM market. Some of the major players explored in the report are as follows:
  • Aselsan A.S.
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Cobham Aerospace Communications
  • Others
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Table of Contents

1 Preface2 Report Coverage - Key Segmentation and Scope
3 Report Description
3.1 Market Definition and Outlook
3.2 Properties and Applications
3.3 Market Analysis
3.4 Key Players
4 Key Assumptions
5 Executive Summary
5.1 Overview
5.2 Key Drivers
5.3 Key Developments
5.4 Competitive Structure
5.5 Key Industrial Trends
6 Snapshot
6.1 Global
6.2 Regional
7 Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8 Global Airborne SATCOM Market Analysis
8.1 Key Industry Highlights
8.2 Global Airborne SATCOM Historical Market (2018-2022)
8.3 Global Airborne SATCOM Market Forecast (2023-2028)
8.4 Global Airborne SATCOM Market by Component
8.4.1 SATCOM Terminals Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028) Breakup by Type Antennas Radio Frequency Units Networking Data Units (NDU) Antenna Subsystems
8.4.2 Transceivers Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028) Breakup by Type Receivers Transmitters
8.4.3 Airborne Radio Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.4.4 Modems and Routers Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.4.5 SATCOM Radomes Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.4.6 Others
8.5 Global Airborne SATCOM Market by Platform
8.5.1 Commercial Aircraft Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.5.2 Military Aircraft Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.5.3 Business Jets Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.5.4 Helicopters Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028) Breakup by Type Commercial Military
8.5.5 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.6 Global Airborne SATCOM Market by Installation Type
8.6.1 New Installation Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.6.2 Upgradation Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.7 Global Airborne SATCOM Market by Frequency
8.7.1 UHF-Band Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.7.2 L-Band Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.7.3 S-Band Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.7.4 C-Band Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.7.5 X-Band Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.7.6 Ku-Band Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.7.7 Ka-Band Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.8 Global Airborne SATCOM Market by Application
8.8.1 Government and Defence Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.8.2 Commercial Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.9 Global Airborne SATCOM Market by Region
8.9.1 North America Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.9.2 Europe Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.9.3 Asia Pacific Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.9.4 Latin America Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.9.5 Middle East and Africa Historical Trend (2018-2022) Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9 North America Airborne SATCOM Market Analysis
9.1 United States of America
9.1.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
9.1.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.2 Canada
9.2.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
9.2.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
10 Europe Airborne SATCOM Market Analysis
10.1 United Kingdom
10.1.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
10.1.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
10.2 Germany
10.2.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
10.2.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
10.3 France
10.3.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
10.3.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
10.4 Italy
10.4.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
10.4.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
10.5 Others
11 Asia Pacific Airborne SATCOM Market Analysis
11.1 China
11.1.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
11.1.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
11.2 Japan
11.2.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
11.2.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
11.3 India
11.3.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
11.3.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
11.4 ASEAN
11.4.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
11.4.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
11.5 Australia
11.5.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
11.5.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
11.6 Others
12 Latin America Airborne SATCOM Market Analysis
12.1 Brazil
12.1.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
12.1.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
12.2 Argentina
12.2.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
12.2.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
12.3 Mexico
12.3.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
12.3.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
12.4 Others
13 Middle East and Africa Airborne SATCOM Market Analysis
13.1 Saudi Arabia
13.1.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
13.1.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
13.2 United Arab Emirates
13.2.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
13.2.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
13.3 Nigeria
13.3.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
13.3.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
13.4 South Africa
13.4.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
13.4.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
13.5 Others
14 Market Dynamics
14.1 SWOT Analysis
14.1.1 Strengths
14.1.2 Weaknesses
14.1.3 Opportunities
14.1.4 Threats
14.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
14.2.1 Supplier’s Power
14.2.2 Buyer’s Power
14.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
14.2.4 Degree of Rivalry
14.2.5 Threat of Substitutes
14.3 Key Indicators for Demand
14.4 Key Indicators for Price
15 Competitive Landscape
15.1 Market Structure
15.2 Company Profiles
15.2.1 Aselsan A.S. Company Overview Product Portfolio Demographic Reach and Achievements Certifications
15.2.2 Collins Aerospace Company Overview Product Portfolio Demographic Reach and Achievements Certifications
15.2.3 Honeywell International Inc. Company Overview Product Portfolio Demographic Reach and Achievements Certifications
15.2.4 General Dynamics Corporation Company Overview Product Portfolio Demographic Reach and Achievements Certifications
15.2.5 Cobham Aerospace Communications Company Overview Product Portfolio Demographic Reach and Achievements Certifications
15.2.6 Others
16 Key Trends and Developments in the Market

Companies Mentioned

  • Aselsan A.S.
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • General Dynamics Corporation
  • Cobham Aerospace Communications



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