Aircraft Antenna Market

Global Aircraft Antenna Market Research Report Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2024-2032: By Frequency Band (Ka/Ku/K Band, VHF Band, UHF Band, HF Band, X Band, C Band, Others), By Application (Communication, Surveillance, Navigation), By Platform (Commercial Aviation, Military Aviation, Business Jet and General Aviation, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and Electric Vehicle Takeoff and Landing), By End User (OEM and Aftermarket), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World)

Aerospace & Defence | February 2024 | Report ID: EMR00598 | Pages: 301

The global aircraft antenna market was valued at USD 0.86 billion in 2023 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 1.57 billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2024 to 2032.

The manufacture and installation of antennas for in-flight communication, navigation, and surveillance systems is included in the aviation antenna market. For a variety of applications, including satellite communication, weather radar, voice and data transmission, and collision avoidance systems, these antennas are essential to dependable connectivity. The market for aircraft antennas is growing due to technological advancements and the increasing need for in-flight connectivity. This market offers creative solutions to improve safety, maximize operational efficiency, and improve aircraft communication capabilities for the commercial and military aviation sectors.




Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2023)

0.86 Bn

Projected Market Value (2032)

1.57 Bn

Base Year


Forecast Years

2024 - 2032

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Frequency Band, By Application, By Platform, By End User, & Region

Segments Covered

By Frequency Band, By Application, By Platform, By End User, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2024 to 2032

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Aircraft Antenna Dynamics

Growth in in-flight connection, improvements in satellite communication technology, and an increasing focus on aircraft safety and navigation systems are some of the reasons driving the dynamics of the aircraft antenna market. Further factors that expand the market include the military aircraft fleet's growth, the commercial aviation industry's expansion, and the introduction of new aircraft platforms. Additional factors driving market expansion are the incorporation of lightweight designs and cutting-edge materials to enhance antenna performance and fuel efficiency. Nonetheless, obstacles like strict legal requirements and expensive installation costs could obstruct market expansion and need ongoing innovation and adjustment to changing industry norms.

Global Aircraft Antenna Drivers

  • Rising Demand for In-Flight Connectivity

Passengers' growing reliance on digital devices and their need for constant access to internet services while flying are driving increased demand for in-flight connectivity. As passengers want to be connected for social, business, and entertainment purposes, airlines are spending more money on cutting-edge antenna systems to provide Wi-Fi onboard. Strong and dependable in-flight connectivity solutions are in high demand as a result of this trend, which indicates a shift towards improving the passenger experience and satisfying changing consumer expectations.

  • Advancements in Satellite Communication Technology

The growth of low earth orbit (LEO) constellations and high-throughput satellites, among other developments in satellite communication technology, is pushing the need for more competent and efficient aircraft antennas. These developments provide increased bandwidth, decreased latency, and better coverage, allowing airlines to provide customers with better in-flight connectivity and communication capabilities. These innovations stimulate the adoption of complex antenna systems and demonstrate the industry's dedication to providing state-of-the-art inflight amenities. They can give flawless connectivity even in isolated places.



  • High Installation Costs

The market for airplane antennas is severely constrained by high installation costs, which place a financial strain on airlines and operators. Due to the intricate difficulty of integrating cutting-edge antenna systems with current aircraft structures, significant labor, equipment, and downtime costs are incurred. The requirement for specific training and certification drives up installation expenses even more. These financial obstacles might prevent certain businesses from expanding or modernizing existing antenna systems, which would impede industry innovation and market growth.

  • Limited Spectrum Allocation

The development and application of new antenna technology is limited by the limited radio frequency spectrum available for aircraft communication and navigation. This constraint can make it difficult to allocate bandwidth and optimize communication effectiveness, especially as demand for in-flight connectivity increases. The problem is made worse by regulatory limitations and competition for spectrum, which make it more difficult for the sector to adapt to changing connectivity needs and prevent the development of novel antenna solutions.



  • Expansion of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Market

There is a rising need for specific antenna solutions made for these platforms as UAVs are used for a wider range of tasks like mapping, delivery, surveillance, and reconnaissance. Antennas designed specifically for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have the potential to improve unmanned aircraft operations in a variety of industries, including as infrastructure inspection, defense, agricultural, and more. These antennas can also improve communication, navigation, and data transfer capabilities.

  • Integration with Advanced Avionics Systems

Antennas that smoothly interact with advanced avionics platforms like GPS and ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) are becoming more and more necessary as aviation technology advances. Antennas designed with these systems in mind can improve situational awareness, navigation accuracy, and airplane safety. Manufacturers are able to meet the changing needs of the aviation sector and take advantage of new market demands by providing dependable and high-performance antenna solutions that interface easily with updated avionics.


Segment Overview

  • By Frequency Band

Based on frequency band, the global aircraft antenna market is divided into Ka/Ku/K band, VHF band, UHF band, HF band, X band, C band, and others. The X band category dominates the market with the largest revenue share in 2023. Weather radar systems, which provide high-resolution pictures for precise weather monitoring and avoidance, are the main applications for X Band antennas.
Air traffic management, weather monitoring, and surveillance are just a few of the radar and communication uses for C Band antennas. In addition to being used for military purposes such as secure communication and surveillance, ultra-high frequency bands are also used for line-of-sight communication between satellites, ground stations, and airplanes. High frequency bands are utilized for long-distance communication, especially over far locations and oceans where other bands might not be able to reach. Air traffic control and emergency communication are two further uses for them.

  • By Application

Based on the application, the global aircraft antenna market is categorized into communication, surveillance, and navigation. The communication category leads the global aircraft antenna market with the largest revenue share in 2023. Information sharing between the aircraft and other external entities, including as satellites, ground stations, and other aircraft, is made easier by communication antennae. They make it possible for pilots to speak with air traffic control, passengers to stay connected while flying, and aircraft to exchange vital information with ground-based systems. They also enable voice communication, data transmission, and internet connectivity. In addition to recognizing, tracking, and spotting other aircraft, surveillance antennas keep an eye out for any possible threats in the nearby airspace. The position, direction, and altitude of the aircraft with respect to the surface of the Earth and other reference points are all determined with the use of navigation antennas.

  • By Platform

Based on the platform, the global aircraft antenna market is segmented into commercial aviation, military aviation, business jet and general aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and electric vehicle takeoff and landing. The commercial aviation segment dominates the aircraft antenna market. Airlines and passenger aircraft that carry people and goods on scheduled or private flights are considered to be part of the commercial aviation industry. In addition to giving passengers with in-flight connectivity services, the primary goals of antennas in this industry are to assure safe and effective operations through dependable communication, navigation, and surveillance capabilities. All military aircraft used by the armed forces for transport, reconnaissance, combat, and other defense-related operations are included in the category of military aviation. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are aircraft that are flown without a human pilot present and are utilized for a variety of tasks such as aerial photography, agriculture, delivery services, and surveillance.

  • By End User

Based on end users, the global aircraft antenna market is divided into OEM and aftermarket. The OEM category dominates the market with the largest revenue share in 2023. The term OEM describes the market sector in which manufacturers directly supply antennas as a component of the original aircraft production process. In the OEM market, antennas are built into airplanes as part of the production process, either as required equipment by the manufacturer or as an add-on that airlines or operators select. The sale and installation of antennas following the delivery of the aircraft to the customer and its introduction into operation constitute the aftermarket portion of the aircraft antenna market.


Global Aircraft Antenna Overview by Region

The global aircraft antenna market is categorized into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. North America emerged as the leading region, capturing the largest market share in 2023. Much of the global aerospace industry is based in this region, including major manufacturers of aircraft, providers of avionics, and producers of antennas. Furthermore, the development of innovative antenna technology is supported by a strong infrastructure in North America that promotes aviation innovation, research, and development. The adoption of modern antenna systems has also been accelerated by the region's high demand for in-flight connection, which is fueled by tech-savvy travelers and the existence of multiple carriers.

Throughout the forecast period, Asia-Pacific is anticipated to post a significant CAGR. Numerous causes are responsible for this expansion, such as the region's growing aviation industry, an increase in air travel, and a rise in the demand for connectivity services. Investments in commercial and military aviation are being driven by the rapid economic development of nations like China and India, which is increasing demand for sophisticated antenna systems. Further driving up demand for airplane antennas in the Asia-Pacific area are the entry of low-cost airlines and the debut of new aircraft models outfitted with cutting-edge communication and navigation systems.



Global Aircraft Antenna Competitive Landscape

In the global aircraft antenna market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global aircraft antenna market include,

  • McMurdo Limited
  • Sensor Systems Inc.
  • The Boeing Company
  • RAMI Aviation.
  • Antcom Corporation
  • Azimut Benetti Group
  • TECOM Group
  • Harris Corporation
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Cobham plc, and various others.


Global Aircraft Antenna Recent Developments

  • In April 2023, Next Generation Aircraft Antennas are Driven by Advances in Satellite Connectivity. non-geosynchronous orbit (NGSO) systems in low Earth orbit (LEO), medium Earth orbit (MEO), and high Earth orbit (HEO) are the satellites that are increasingly enabling this connectivity.
  • In August 2022, Heico purchases Sensor Systems, an aircraft antenna company Heico paid cash and about 575,000 HEICO Class A ordinary shares to buy Sensor Systems, a company that makes aircraft antennas. HEICO (HEI) declared that it does not anticipate any significant employee turnover among Sensor's approximately 200 employees as a result of the transaction.
  • In February 2022, For its 5G airplane antenna, Gogo Business Aviation has been granted FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA).


Scope of the Global Aircraft Antenna Report

Aircraft Antenna Market Report Segmentation



By Frequency Band

  • Ka/Ku/K Band
  • VHF Band
  • UHF Band
  • HF Band
  • X Band
  • C Band
  • Others

By Application

  • Communication
  • Surveillance
  • Navigation

By Platform

  • Commercial Aviation
  • Military Aviation
  • Business Jet and General Aviation
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)
  • Electric Vehicle Take-off and Landing

By End User

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

  • Global Aircraft Antenna Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for the global aircraft antenna market segmented by frequency band, by application, by platform, by end user, region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of aircraft antenna between 2019 and 2032.
  • Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global aircraft antenna market
  • Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of aircraft antenna among consumers
  • Impact of COVID-19: To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global aircraft antenna market affected by the pandemic
  • Company Profiling:  To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.


Intended Audience

  • Aircraft Manufacturers
  • Avionics Suppliers
  • Airlines and Operators
  • Government and Military Organizations
  • Aftermarket Service Providers

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Frequently Asked Questions

On the basis of Geography, the aircraft antenna market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the world
According to aircraft antenna market research, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~6.9% over the coming years.
Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest CAGR during 2024 - 2032
North America held the largest share in 2023
The major players operating in the global market include McMurdo Limited, Sensor Systems Inc., The Boeing Company, RAMI Aviation., Antcom Corporation, Azimut Benetti Group, TECOM Group, Harris Corporation, Honeywell International Inc., Cobham plc , and various others.

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