A detailed study of Wireless IFEC market reveals AirFi Systems account for over half (56%) of all global portable deployments to date – three times more than its closest peer group rivals.
Poll also reveals AirFI has the highest number of individual Wireless IFEC clients, almost twice more than any other fixed or portable system provider.
June 18, 2019 – The Hague, Netherlands | AirFi, the market leader in portable Wireless In-Flight Entertainment systems and cabin retail technology has topped a study of Wireless IFEC vendors, with more than half (56% share) of all global portable deployments and has been selected by more airlines (40 clients) than any other vendor, topping a list including the industry Tier 1 OEM suppliers.
Results from a detailed survey of global Wireless IFEC deployments conducted at the end of the first quarter of 2019 which gathered data on over 30 providers of portable and installed systems, confirmed AirFi’s status as the number one provider of flexible (portable) Wireless IFEC systems.
AirFi Systems now account for more than one in two of all Portable Wireless IFEC deployments globally, and the rapid rise in portable popularity has propelled AirFi to become the fifth largest Wireless IFEC vendor by a number of aircraft served and the only privately-owned company in the top five.
The study also revealed AirFi to be number one in the popularity poll, having been selected by nearly twice the number of clients than the next most popular system. Lower cost of ownership, more flexible use cases and rapid, fleet-wide deployment have underpinned AirFi’s accelerated rise in the rankings over the past year.
“It’s fantastic to see from these survey results, really healthy growth – and competition – right across our marketplace, as more airlines join the global Wireless IFEC family. Our unique holistic approach – being the only vendor specialising in proprietary, rapid deployment Wireless IFEC hardware and suite of e-enablement technologies and services – has been resonating really strongly with customers. So I’m delighted to see AirFi top the polls as the world’s most popular Wireless IFEC system and ranked in the top five of global vendors.” Comments Job Heimerikx, CEO AirFi.
AirFi announced last month the market’s largest ever portable Wireless IFEC deployment with Lion Air Group and this month revealed two more new clients – Air Arabia and Air Seychelles have joined the AirFi Wireless IFEC family.
AirFi is the leading provider of flexible Wireless IFE system and mPOS cabin technology to the aviation and other mass-transport markets. Our world’s first and best-selling carry-on Wireless IFE streaming system – AirFi Box – has become THE benchmark equipment for an industry. AirFi is a full-service provider with highly configurable proprietary hardware, software and an expanding suite of customer success services covering content, connectivity, e-commerce and ancillary revenue generation.
AirFi’s interoperability with a multitude of onboard platforms – from our own “Connected Crew” mPOS technology powering many of the world’s crew onboard retail systems, to installed, connected steaming hardware – underlines our commitment to be a leading global partner for onboard digital transformation programs.
Designed to effectively and securely bridge the digital information gap between each client, their remote crews and millions of consumers on the move. AirFi is supported by Mainport Innovation Fund, founded by KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Schiphol Group, Delft University of Technology and Rabobank.
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