Airborne SATCOM Market Report 2022: Increased Use of

Dublin, Nov. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Airborne SATCOM Market by Install Type (New Install, Upgrade), Application (Government & Defense, Commercial), Platform (Fixed Wing, Rotary Wing, Drones), Frequency, Component, and Region – Global Forecast up to ‘in 2027’ report has been added to from offer.

The Airborne SATCOM Market is estimated at USD 5.4 Billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 7.3 Billion by 2027, at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2022 to 2027. The growth of this market can be attributed to the increased adoption of SATCOM transceivers, aircraft deliveries and growing demand for customized SATCOM solutions on the go

Increased Adoption of SATCOM Transceivers

SATCOM transceivers are two-way communication using a single device. The development of modern communication technologies such as two-way radios and the Internet began with the invention of two-way radios. SATCOM transceivers also provide a next-generation situational awareness system with greater capacity and throughput capabilities. Various airlines are equipping their existing fleets with SATCOM transceivers to improve passenger travel experiences, indicating that the global airborne SATCOM market has room to grow.

According to a research paper published in the ARTES 4.0 program, the demand for supporting drone communications via satellite in the L-band has increased, presenting new challenges such as ensuring the availability and performance of the satellite link during all phases of flight (including takeoff, landing, and benching) and low altitude. Many UAVs can fly beyond radio line of sight (BRLOS) in remote unregulated airspace where a ground link may not be available, requiring the use of satellite transceivers capable of maintaining the contact with the satellite at the most extreme pitch and roll angles. In May 2022, Inmarsat launched the Elera L-band satellite network and Honeywell provided the airborne equipment related to the SwiftJet SATCOM service.

Based on install type: new install segment expected to account for largest share in 2022

The new install segment is expected to reach 57.2% in 2022. Deployment of advanced airborne SATCOM systems in commercial and military applications is driving this market segment.

Component-based: The SATCOM terminal segment is expected to have the largest market share in 2022.

On the basis of components, the transceiver segment of the market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. SATCOM transceivers allow two-way communication using a single device. The invention of transceivers led to the development of several modern communication technologies such as two-way radios and the Internet.

Market dynamics


  • Need for custom SATCOM solutions on the go
  • Increased number of aircraft fleet deliveries
  • Increased Adoption of SATCOM Transceivers
  • Growing demand for high throughput satellites


  • High cost of infrastructure development and maintenance to support SATCOM antennas


  • Increased use of ultra-compact SATCOM terminals for drones
  • Increased need to improve passenger experience


Emerging trends

  • Laser communication terminals
  • New designs of SATCOM antennas
  • Development of an active electronically scanned array
  • Use of large reflectors for high-speed transmission
  • On-board radio frequency and baseband equipment
  • Digitized payload of satellite communications
  • Technology Trends
  • Use of Ka and Ku bands for SATCOM
  • Multiband Tactical Communications Amplifiers
  • Software Defined Radio
  • Use of broadband V for satellite-to-aircraft communication

Main topics covered:

1. Introduction

2 Research methodology

3 Executive summary

4 premium previews

5 Market Overview

6 industry trends

7 Airborne SATCOM Market, by Installation Type

8 Airborne SATCOM Market, By Component

9 Airborne SATCOM Market, by Application

10 Airborne SATCOM Market, By Frequency

11 Airborne SATCOM Market, By Platform

12 Airborne SATCOM Market, by Region

13 Competitive landscape

14 company profiles

15 Appendix

Companies cited

  • Aselsan AS
  • Astronic Society
  • Bae systems
  • ball company
  • Cobham Aerospace Communications
  • Collins Aerospace
  • Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
  • Eclipse Global Connectivity
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.
  • be seated
  • Gilat satellite networks
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Hughes Network Systems
  • Iridium Communications Inc.
  • Israeli Aerospace Industries
  • L3Harris Technologies
  • Norsat International Inc.
  • Orbit Communication Systems Ltd
  • Raytheon Intelligence and Space
  • Direct by satellite
  • Smiths Group plc
  • St Engineering
  • Teledyne Defense Electronics
  • Thales Group
  • Thinkom Solutions
  • Viasat, Inc.

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