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5G in Aviation Market - By Component (Hardware, Software, Services), By Connectivity (eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband), URLLC (Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication), mMTC (Massive Machine Type Communications), Network Slicing), By Application, By End Use, Forecast 2024 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI9652
  • Published Date: May 2024
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5G in Aviation Market Size

5G in Aviation Market size was valued at over USD 844.9 million in 2023 and is estimated to register a CAGR of over 45% between 2024 and 2032. Passengers increasingly expect high-speed internet connectivity during flights to stay connected, work, or entertain themselves. 5G technology offers significantly faster data speeds and lower latency compared to previous generations, enhancing the in-flight connectivity experience, and driving demand for 5G-enabled services.

5G in Aviation Market

For instance, in October 2022, Banyan Air Service began equipping aircraft with Gogo's upcoming 5G service, targeting business jets in the southeastern U.S. Airlines are investing in connected aircraft solutions to improve operational efficiency, enhance passenger experience, and enable new services. 5G technology enables real-time data exchange between aircraft systems, crew, and ground operations, facilitating predictive maintenance, health monitoring, and optimization of flight operations.

Moreover, 5G networks offer the potential for more precise navigation, communication, and surveillance capabilities in aviation. This includes improved air traffic management systems, enhanced situational awareness for pilots, and better coordination between aircraft and ground control, contributing to overall safety and efficiency in air transportation.

Implementing 5G infrastructure in aviation including upgrading aircraft and ground systems can be costly. Airlines and airports may face significant upfront investment costs including hardware, software, and deployment expenses, which could deter wide adoption, especially for smaller operators. Moreover, the integration of 5G technology in aviation raises regulatory and safety considerations. Regulatory bodies need to establish standards and protocols to ensure the safe & reliable operation of 5G-enabled systems in aircraft and airport environments. Concerns about electromagnetic interference and cybersecurity also need to be addressed to mitigate potential risks.

5G in Aviation Market Trends

Airlines are increasingly investing in enhancing in-flight connectivity to meet the growing passenger demand for seamless internet access and digital services. With the deployment of 5G technology, airlines are exploring new ways to offer faster, more reliable connectivity, enabling passengers to stay connected and productive during flights. The concept of connected aircraft, enabled by 5G technology, is gaining traction as airlines seek to improve operational efficiency, enhance safety, and deliver personalized services. Connected aircraft solutions leverage real-time data exchange between aircraft systems, crew, and ground operations to optimize flight operations, maintenance, and passenger services.

5G technology is accelerating digital transformation initiatives across the aviation industry, from airlines and airports to air traffic management organizations. This includes the adoption of advanced analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and automation to optimize processes, improve decision-making, and enhance the overall passenger experience.

5G in Aviation Market Analysis

Global 5G in Aviation Market Share, By End-use, (2023)

Based on component, the market is divided into hardware, software, and services. The services segment dominated the global market with a share of over 40% in 2023. In the aviation industry, services enable the deployment, integration, and maintenance of technology solutions. This includes consultancy, implementation, integration, support, and managed services offered by vendors, system integrators, and service providers. The complexity of integrating 5G technology into existing aviation infrastructure and operations often necessitates specialized services to ensure smooth deployment and ongoing support.

Companies providing consultancy and integration services help airlines, airports, and other aviation stakeholders assess their 5G readiness, develop deployment strategies, and integrate 5G technology into their existing systems and processes. Managed service providers offer ongoing support, monitoring, and management of 5G networks and related infrastructure, ensuring optimal performance, reliability, and security. Maintenance and support services are essential for ensuring the continued operation and performance of 5G-enabled systems in aviation including hardware and software components.

Global 5G in Aviation Market Size, By Component, 2022-2032 (USD Million)

Based on end-use industry, the 5G in aviation market is divided into manufacturing, automotive, energy & utilities, transportation & logistics, healthcare, and others. The transportation & logistics segment is expected to register a CAGR of over 50% during the forecast period and reach a revenue of over USD 10 billion by 2032. Transportation & logistics support aviation operations including ground handling, air traffic management, cargo logistics, and passenger transportation.

Thus, the adoption of 5G technology in this sector can significantly enhance efficiency, safety, and connectivity throughout the aviation ecosystem. 5G can revolutionize air traffic management systems by enabling real-time data exchange, precise navigation, and enhanced situational awareness for air traffic controllers. This can lead to more efficient airspace management, reduced delays, and improved safety in aviation operations, driving the adoption of 5G solutions in air traffic management.

U.S. 5G in Aviation Market Size,2022-2032, (USD Million)

North America dominated the global 5G in aviation market in 2023, accounting for a share of over 30%. North America, particularly the U.S., is at the forefront of technological innovation and investment. Major airlines, airports, and technology providers in the region are actively exploring 5G solutions to enhance passenger experience, improve operational efficiency, and ensure safety in aviation. Additionally, regulatory initiatives and spectrum allocation efforts in North America contribute to fostering a conducive environment for 5G deployment in aviation. The U.S. has a robust ecosystem of aerospace companies, telecommunications providers, and technology firms. This environment fosters significant investment and adoption of 5G technology in various industries including aviation.

5G in Aviation Market Share

Major players operating in the 5G in aviation industry are:

  • Honeywell International, Inc.
  • Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
  • Ericsson
  • Nokia
  • Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Panasonic Avionics Corporation

Honeywell and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Ltd hold a significant share of over 10% in the market. Honeywell offers a range of avionics systems and connectivity solutions for aircraft, including satellite communication systems, onboard Wi-Fi, and cabin connectivity solutions. As 5G technology becomes increasingly relevant in aviation, Honeywell may be developing and integrating 5G-enabled connectivity solutions to enhance in-flight connectivity, passenger experience, and operational efficiency.

Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. is a global leader in telecommunications equipment, consumer electronics, and technology solutions. While Huawei has faced challenges in some markets related to geopolitical tensions, it remains a significant player in the telecommunications industry, including the development and deployment of 5G technology.

5G in Aviation Industry News

  • In November 2020, the new SESAR project, funded by a European government-industry coalition, will test new wireless network technologies for commercial aircraft controllers to pilot data link communications using Nokia's 4G and 5G wireless network infrastructure (CPDLC).

The 5G in Aviation market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of revenue (USD Million) from 2021 to 2032, for the following segments:

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Market, By Component, 2021 - 2032

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services

Market, By Connectivity, 2021 – 2032

  • eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband)
  • URLLC (Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication)
  • mMTC (Massive Machine Type Communications)
  • Network Slicing
  • Others

Market, By Application, 2021 – 2032

  • Monitoring & Tracking
  • Connected Vehicle
  • Smart Surveillance
  • VR & AR
  • Others

Market, By End-use, 2021 – 2032

  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Transportation & Logistics
  • healthcare
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America 
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA


Authors: Suraj Gujar, Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The 5G in aviation market was valued at over USD 844.9 million in 2023 and is estimated to register over 45% CAGR between 2024 and 2032, as it offers the potential for more precise navigation, communication, and surveillance capabilities in aviation.

The services component segment of the market held over 40% share in 2023 and will expand rapidly through 2032, as they enable the deployment, integration, and maintenance of technology solutions.

North America 5G in aviation market held over 30% revenue share in 2023 and will expand rapidly through 2032, driven by regulatory initiatives and spectrum allocation efforts.

Honeywell International, Inc, Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd, Ericsson, Nokia, Cisco Systems, Inc, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, and GOGO LLC. among others.

5G in Aviation Market Scope

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