Wi-fi Rretrofits Set To Decline

The number of retrofits installing inflight connectivity equipment will decline by four per cent over the next decade as older aircraft are retired, according to new research from Valour Consultancy.

The number of retrofits installing inflight connectivity equipment will decline by four per cent over the next decade as older aircraft are retired, according to new research from Valour Consultancy.

The study confirmed that airlines will be opting for line-fitted wi-fi equipment over the next 10 years, with installations on new aircraft predicted to grow by 20 per cent.

Valour said the number of aircraft being equipped with cellular and/or wi-fi technology is expected to rise to 19 per cent this year from 2013’s 15 per cent.

It predicts that by 2024 55 per cent (almost 17,000 aircraft) will have inflight connectivity.

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