Airborne SATCOM Market Report Scope & Overview:

The Airborne SATCOM Market Size was valued at USD 6.75 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 10.11 billion by 2030 with a growing CAGR of 5.2% over the forecast period 2023-2030.

The satellite communications market is experiencing significant growth and will grow significantly in the next few years, due to the increasing demand for new aircraft. This increase in demand for new aircraft may be due to increased air traffic congestion and the replacement of older aircraft, which are expected to further the need for SATCOM aerospace systems. Airborne SATCOM is widely used by commercial, government, and security organizations to provide highly efficient communications services for high-speed aircraft. Airborne SATCOM highly flexible systems that meet the operational and maintenance requirements of different aircraft systems such as fixed wings or rotating aircraft.

Airborne SATCOM Market Revenue Analysis

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SATCOM aircraft can be installed in a variety of aircraft such as machine aircraft, commercial aircraft, commercial aircraft, and helicopters. The critical equipment and equipment requirements for audio, video, and high-speed data services on social media are met by broadband satellite communication, which is made possible only through SATCOM over the air. The Global Airborne SATCOM Market has experienced rapid growth in recent years as a result of rising defence expenditures, increased passenger traffic, and a significant increase in demand for new aircraft. Furthermore, the growing use of UAV for defence and commercial applications is propelling the market forward. However, factors such as cyber security concerns and the high cost of satellite-based communication are expected to limit market growth.



  • Satellite Communications Using Software-Defined Radio

  • Rising Air Passenger Traffic and Demand for New Aircraft


  • Cyber security concerns and the high cost of satellite services are impacting market growth.

  • Ultra-compact SATCOM terminals for tactical UAV, as well as the need to improve passenger experience.


  • Launch of New Aircraft Programs

  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Commercialization


Due to movement restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak, air-bone SATCOM companies are experiencing short-term operational issues.

Project delays caused by supply chain restrictions and a lack of site access caused by the COVID-19 outbreak are draining organisations' financial resources.

The interruption of an ongoing installation or upgrade process will have an impact on the price and demand for airborne SATCOM.

The airline industry has been severely impacted by the widespread economic shutdown, travel bans, and airline groundings caused by Covid-19.

This segment's expansion can be attributed to increased demand for new aircraft as a result of increased air passenger traffic and the replacement of ageing aircraft. As a result of the rise of the aviation industry, demand for new aircraft is likely to boost demand for airborne SATCOM systems.

During the forecast period of 2022 to 2028, the segment is expected to grow rapidly. The antenna efficiently transfers the transmitter's energy. During the reception, this process is repeated exactly. A SATCOM system's antenna is a critical component. Transmitters generate and transmit electromagnetic waves that carry signals or messages. By modulating the frequency, they enable the transmission of large amounts of data over long distances.

During the forecast period of 2022 to 2028, the segment is expected to grow steadily. A receiver is a piece of electronic equipment that aids in the reception of radio waves and the conversion of the data carried into a usable format. Receivers aid in the conversion of low-frequency radio waves to high-frequency radio waves and provide improved sound quality.

Globally, air passenger traffic has increased. Global air travel is expected to double by 2028, according to the International Air Transport Association. As a result of the increased passenger traffic, there has been an increase in the demand for new aircraft. The communication system in an aircraft is critical. As a result, it is predicted to be in huge demand.

During the forecast period, the segment is expected to grow at a consistent CAGR. This is because existing military aircraft are being upgraded with advanced systems. Furthermore, the growing global demand for fighter jets is expected to drive the growth of this segment. During the forecast period of 2022 to 2028, the segment is expected to grow the most. The growing use of unmanned aerial vehicles for surveillance, border patrol, intelligence, reconnaissance, missile detection, and satellite communications by military agencies and commercial applications around the world is driving the growth of this market.


By Frequency Type

  • C Band

  • L Band

  • Ka-Band

  • Ku Band

  • UHF Band

  • Others

By Component

  • Transponders

  • Transceivers

  • Antennas

  • Transmitters

  • Receivers

  • Airborne Radio

  • Modems & Routers

  • SATCOM Radomes

  • Others

By Platform

By Application

  • Government

  • Defense

  • Commercial

Airborne SATCOM Market Segmentation Analysis

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Because of rising passenger traffic, the Asia Pacific airborne SATCOM market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR during the forecast period. Increased passenger traffic has increased demand for new aircraft in the region, which is expected to boost the airborne SATCOM market during the forecast period. Economic growth in countries such as India and China is also expected to drive the Asia Pacific market. The rising disposable income of these countries' middle-class populations has aided the growth of international tourism and air passenger traffic. These factors are projected to have an impact on the aviation industry, propelling the market for Airborne Satellite Communication in this area.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America


The major Players are Collins Aerospace, Thales Group, General Dynamics Corporation, Cobham Limited, Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd, Aselsan AS, and other players

General Dynamics Corporation-Company Financial Analysis


Airborne SATCOM Market Report Scope:

Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 6.75 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 10.11 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 5.2% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Frequency Type (C Band, L Band, Ka-Band, Ku Band, UHF Band and Others)
• By Component (Transponders, Transceivers, Antennas, Transmitters, Receivers, Airborne Radio, Modems & Routers, SATCOM Radomes and Others)
• By Platform (Civil Aviation, Military Aviation and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Collins Aerospace, and Thales Group, General Dynamics Corporation, Cobham Limited, Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd, Aselsan AS, and other players.
DRIVERS • Satellite Communications Using Software-Defined Radio
• Rising Air Passenger Traffic and Demand for New Aircraft
RESTRAINTS • Cyber security concerns and the high cost of satellite services are impacting market growth.
• Ultra-compact SATCOM terminals for tactical UAV, as well as the need to improve passenger experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Qualitative Research, Fundamental Research, data triangulation, IDs & FGD’s

Analytical research, And others as per report requirement.

Manufacturers/Service providers, Consultants, Association, Research institutes, private and universities libraries, Suppliers, and Distributors of the product. 

increased air passenger traffic and replacing aging aircraft with demand for new aircraft are likely to boost demand for airborne SATCOM systems.

over the forecast period 2022-2028, at a CAGR of 7.9 percent.

According to SNS insiders, the global market size was USD 10.68 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 18.18 billion by 2028.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine-Russia War

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis

8. Airborne SATCOM Market Segmentation, by Frequency Type

8.1 C Band

8.2 L Band

8.3 Ka-Band

8.4 Ku Band

8.5 UHF Band

8.6 Others

9. Airborne SATCOM Market Segmentation, by Component

9.1 Transponders

9.2 Transceivers

9.3 Antennas

9.4 Transmitters

9.5 Receivers

9.6 Airborne Radio

9.7 Modems & Routers

9.8 SATCOM Radomes

9.9 Others

10. Airborne SATCOM Market Segmentation, by Platform

10.1 Civil Aviation

10.2 Military Aviation

10.3 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

11. Airborne SATCOM Market Segmentation, Application

11.1 Government

11.2 Defense

11.3 Commercial

12. Regional Analysis

12.1 Introduction

12.2 North America

12.2.1 USA

12.2.2 Canada

12.2.3 Mexico

12.3 Europe

12.3.1 Germany

12.3.2 UK

12.3.3 France

12.3.4 Italy

12.3.5 Spain

12.3.6 The Netherlands

12.3.7 Rest of Europe

12.4 Asia-Pacific

12.4.1 Japan

12.4.2 South Korea

12.4.3 China

12.4.4 India

12.4.5 Australia

12.4.6 Rest of Asia-Pacific

12.5 The Middle East & Africa

12.5.1 Israel

12.5.2 UAE

12.5.3 South Africa

12.5.4 Rest

12.6 Latin America

12.6.1 Brazil

12.6.2 Argentina

12.6.3 Rest of Latin America

13. Company Profiles

13.1 Collins Aerospace

13.1.1 Financial

13.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

13.1.3 SWOT Analysis

13.1.4 The SNS view

13.2 Thales Group

13.3 General Dynamics Corporation

13.4 Cobham Limited

13.5 Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd

13.6 Aselsan AS

13.7 Honeywell International, Inc.

13.8 L3 Harris Technologies, Inc.

13.9 United Technologies Corporation

13.10 Viasat, Inc.

14. Competitive Landscape

14.1 Competitive Benchmarking

14.2 Market Share Analysis

14.3 Recent Developments

15. Conclusion

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