Mobility - Aeronautical Connectivity

Airlines around the world are striving to achieve the fully connected aircraft, delivering in-flight connectivity (IFC) to everyone from passengers and crew to cockpit and ground maintenance. Analyst NSR predicts that 23,000 aircraft will be connected by 2025.

As more and more passengers use their personal electronic devices onboard aircraft, IFC has moved from ‘nice to have’ to a ‘must have’ to meet passenger expectations. In fact, revenues from in-flight passenger connectivity services are expected to rise to $5.4 billion by 2025.

  • Overview

    Airlines that can best leverage IFC will gain a strong business advantage in terms of customer loyalty, crew productivity and company profitability.

    Beyond providing an enhanced passenger experience, VSAT delivers functionality that helps improve every aspect of a commercial airline:

    • Maintenance applications
    • Flight operations
    • Safety applications
    • Crew communications
  • Highlights

    iDirect is the leading ground infrastructure provider to the aeronautical industry with 46% market share. Today, iDirect powers three of the top six major service providers that offer services to major global and regional airlines, and more than 2,000 planes have iDirect onboard.

    The iDirect Velocity platform is designed to handle unique high-speed mobility challenges.

    • Automatic Beam Switching
    • Global Network Management System
    • Global Bandwidth Management
    • Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
    • OpenAMIP
    • High-speed COTM Features
  • Resources