Airline IoT Market Research Report – Global Forecast till 2032

Airline IoT Market Research Report Information By Component (Communication Service, Data Centre Systems, and IT Services & Software), By Application (Ground Operations, Asset Management, Passenger Experience, Air Traffic Management, and Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032.

ID: MRFR/A&D/5887-HCR | 120 Pages | Author: Swapnil Palwe | March 2024         

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Global Airline IoT Market Overview

The Airline IoT Market Size was valued at USD 0.15 Billion in 2022. The Airline IoT market industry is projected to grow from USD 0.18 Billion in 2023 to USD 0.88 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.80% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). Increased adoption of IoT devices in the airline industry and demand for technologically advanced IoT technology are the key market drivers enhancing the growth of market.


Airline IoT Market Overview


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Airline IoT Market Trends



  • The growing application of IoT in the airline is driving the market growth


The market CAGR for airline IoT is being driven by the rising applications of IoT in the airline. The growing utilization of smart airport architecture and ongoing advancements in wireless technology is anticipated to boost market growth. Main aviation industries are significantly adopting data-driven methods to take their business decisions, anticipated to fuel market growth. Technological advancements like artificial intelligence are potential factors driving market expansion.


 Airlines and airports are increasingly using IoT technology in order to improve their operation, minimize costs, and improve overall efficiency. IoT solutions like real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, and data-driven decision-making with automated processes. Optimization of process and automation resulting in enhanced operational efficiency. The airline industry is placing a firm focus on enhancing the passenger experience; theIoT-enabled solutions like connected cabins, personalized services, and smart airports might improve the convenience, safety, and comfort of passengers. As security and safety are important concerns in aviation, IoT technologies can play an important role in improving security and safety measures by offering real-time monitoring of crucial assets, predictive maintenance to avoid failures, and modern analytics for identifying potential risks or security breaches, thus driving the adoption of IoT technology.


Air traffic management is an important aspect of aviation operations, and IoT solutions can assist in improving the air traffic flow, minimizing congestion, enhancing overall efficiency, and availing opportunities for IoT adoption in this area. The evolving technologies like 5G, artificial intelligence, and edge computing are anticipated to further boost the adoption of IoT in aviation, providing faster and more efficient data processing, decision-making, and analysis. Increasing demand for temperature based IoT sensors, which can be installed in airlines to ensure that passengers have a pleasant experience, is another reason contributing to the growth of the market. Such sensors have the capability to capture real-time temperature data for the plane, making the cabin crew take corrective actions like lowering or raising the manual temperature to meet the needs. Thus, driving the Airline IoT market revenue.


However, the dangers of disconnected IoT initiatives, inclusive of regulatory compliance concerns, gaps in physical safety, minimized ability to handle large, complicated quantities of data, and cybersecurity risks, can hamper the revenue growth of the market. These devices can introduce security flaws which can be exploited by hackers since IoT devices are integrated into aviation systems.


Airline IoT Market Segment Insights


Airline IoT Component Insights


The Airline IoT market segmentation, based on components, includes Communication Services, Data Centre Systems, and IT Services & Software. The communication service segment dominated the market, accounting for the largest market revenue. Most airports utilize IoT for different purposes, inclusive of air traffic control, in-flight communication, and others; this communication system continuously processes a sizable amount of sensor data generated by the onboard IoT. The main function of communication in airlines is to increase safety. Therefore, major companies are launching in-flight communication systems. Increases in communication minimize the likelihood of an accident, thus driving market growth.


Figure 1:  Airline IoT Market, by Component, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Airline IoT Market, by Component, 2022 & 2032


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Airline IoT Application Insights


The Airline IoT market segmentation, based on application, includes Ground Operations, Asset Management, Passenger Experience, Air Traffic Management, and Others. The ground operations segment dominates the market as these devices provide real-time data on different aspects of ground operations, like engine performance, fuel levels, and maintenance requirements. Improved decision-making and process maximization help in enhanced operational efficiency and shorter turnaround time. IoT solutions can automate manual operation and optimize processes; for instance, the IoT-powered automated baggage handling systems can enhance baggage flow, reduce delays, and maximize overall efficiency, thus boosting market growth.


Airline IoT Regional Insights


By region, the study offers market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The North American Airline IoT market area dominates the market owing to the technological advancements in wireless network technologies. The rising passenger traffic and the feet size of airlines, and the presence of key market players in this region. Further, the growing investments made by the government in order to enhance the efficiency of ground operations and make it more reliable in airport operations are boosting the market growth in North America.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are the US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, Japan, India, China, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2:  AIRLINE IOT MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


AIRLINE IOT MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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The Asia-Pacific Airline IoT Market accounts for the second-largest market share due to the increasing deployment of IoT-enabled infrastructure in the aviation industry, the increase in demand for advanced connected electronic flight bags, and in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity for mobile devices. Moreover, China’s Airline IoT market held the largest market share, and the Indian Airline IoT market was the rapid-growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


 Europe's Airline IoT market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. This is due to the significant investments made by the government in smart airport concepts in this region. Further, the German Airline IoT market held the largest market share, and the UK Airline IoT market was the rapid-growing market in the European region.


Airline IoT Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Airline IoT market grow even more. Market players are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, the Airline IoT industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the Airline IoT industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Airline IoT industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to the aircraft industry. Major players in the Airline IoT market, including Microsoft Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Riyadh Airports Company, IBM Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd., Tata Communications Ltd, Globe ranger Corporation, Amadeus IT Group SA, SAP SESITA, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


Riyadh Airports Company, established in 2016 as a part of the privatization program of aviation sector in Saudi Arabia. The company is now operating and managing King Khalid International Airport in the Saudi capital. The company is aiming to be the leading voice for the airports in Saudi Arabia and the region. In December 2022, as a part of the strategic plan of Riyadh Airport to improve the operations at the King Khalid International Airport, the company announced its cooperation with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AIRIS to explore the application of recent international technologies in the development of baggage handling systems and helping services at the King Khalid International Airport. The cooperation aimed at developing AI solutions for a proactive maintenance approach of the baggage handling system, using the Industrial Internet of Things and unsupervised machine learning algorithms.


Cisco Systems Inc. is a firm headquartered in San Jose, California, specializing in digital communications technologies. The company develops, manufactures, and sells networking software, hardware, telecommunications gear, and other high-tech services and goods. The cutting-edge technologies such as OpenDNS, Webex, Duo Security, Jabber, and Jasper with which the company leads in specialized industries like domain security, IoT, energy management, and videoconferencing. In October 2018, the partnership of the company with the capital airport of the UAE, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), helped ADAC to undergo digital transformation. With this collaboration, Cisco System Inc. utilized its IoT solutions to assist in linking devices and analyzing important data for providing value to clients and important partners of ADA.


Key Companies in the Airline IoT market include



  • Microsoft Corporation

  • Honeywell International Inc.

  • Cisco Systems Inc.

  • Riyadh Airports Company

  • IBM Corporation

  • Huawei Technologies Co Ltd.

  • Tata Communications Ltd

  • Globeranger Corporation

  • Amadeus IT Group SA

  • SAP SESITA


Airline IoT Industry Developments



  • For Instance, October 2022 the development of the next-generation Jet Wave satellite communication technology of Honeywell is anticipated to reduce the price of inflight high-speed broadband access while fueling the connection speeds.

  • For Instance, October 2022 The real-time, strategic health monitoring system delivery for collaborating and transferring IoT data from airplane components to the ground was made possible through a partnership between Tech Mahindra and a major aerospace business.

  • For Instance, February 2021 The launch of the first Aero In-Flight Communication services was launched by Nelco, a Tata Enterprise, in order to offer interconnectivity on board.


Airline IoT Market Segmentation


Airline IoT Component Outlook



  • Communication Service

  • Data Centre Systems

  • IT Services & Software


Airline IoT Application Outlook



  • Ground Operations

  • Asset Management

  • Passenger Experience

  • Air Traffic Management

  • Others


Airline IoT Regional Outlook




  • North America

    • US

    • Canada




  • Europe

    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe




  • Asia-Pacific

    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World

    • Middle East

    • Africa

    • Latin America



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 0.15 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 0.18 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 0.88 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 21.80% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, The Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Component, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, German, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Japan, India, China, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Microsoft Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Riyadh Airports Company, IBM Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd., Tata Communications Ltd, Globe ranger Corporation, Amadeus IT Group SA, SAP SESITA  
Key Market Opportunities Growing demand for technologically advanced IoT technology.
Key Market Dynamics Increased adoption of IoT technology in aviation.




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Airline IoT market size was valued at USD 0.15 Billion in 2022.

The market is foreseen to grow at a CAGR of 21.80% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

North America had the largest share of the market.

The key players in market are Microsoft Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Riyadh Airports Company, IBM Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd., Tata Communications Ltd, Globe ranger Corporation, Amadeus IT Group SA, and SAP SESITA.

The communication service category dominated the market in 2022.

The ground operations had the largest share in the market.

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