Automated Flight Information Reporting System or AFIRS is a SATCOM device that is installed on the airplane and uses a software to obtain and transmit data from the aircraft to the ground in real time. The AFIRS provides aircraft crew with secure, reliable data and voice services for AOC, AAC, and ATC communications, using global satellite network. The key features of an automated flight information reporting system include MCDU priority voice dialing, integrated cockpit audio, and long-range FANS or Future Air Navigation System and CPDLC (Controller-to-Pilot Data Link Communications). In recent years, increasing incidents of flight accidenthas forced aircraft manufacturers to install automated flight information reporting system in each and everyaircraft, which in turn is expected to propel the demand of this market during the forecast period of 2017-2025.
The AFIRS has expandable and extensive interface capabilities which allow the system to connect to several aircraft systems. Moreover, it works as a Quick Access Recorder and uses wireless links to transmit its stored FDM data. Furthermore, the system can also link to Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs) and offer applications with real-time data connectivity, both in the air and on the ground. Increase in number of commercial flights coupled with the need to ensure maximum safety of passengers, therefore, creates a huge demand and ample growth opportunity forthis technology. Moving forward, automated flight information reporting system or AFIRS helps in automated engine trend reporting, real-time proactive engine threshold exceedance reporting, and real-time remote systems diagnostics capabilities which helps to reduce pilot workload while also help the airline maintenance department take proper maintenance of the aircraft’s engine and parts thereby eliminating or reducing the chances of flight delay or cancellations.Enhanced communications and lower operating costs are some of the major advantages of theautomated flight information reporting system. These advantages are expected to make the market demanding during the forecast period of 2017-2025.
The automated flight information reporting system market in thereport is segmented byfunction which includes data collection and transmission, engine and airframe data, on-demand streaming of flight data recorder, safety services, and others. Moreover, based onapplication the market has been bifurcated as passenger flights, military aircrafts, and cargo flights. Furtherdown, the global automated flight information reporting system market has been moreover segmented geographically into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America.
The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 and Air France 447 is turning the focus of aircraft manufacturing companies towards implementing AFIRS that can stream data and deliver aircraft position information in real time. Recently, companies are on a focus to develop technologies to track aircraft and help operators keep an eye on itat all times. Rise inflight operation coupled with increasing rate of flight accidents thereby propels the growth of the global automated flight information reporting system market over the forecasted years.
Some of the major players in the global automated flight information reporting system marketinclude FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd., Bombardier Inc., Airbus Industries, AeroMechanical Services USA, Inc. and others.
Global Automated Flight Information Reporting System Market: By Function
Global Automated Flight Information Reporting System Market: By Application
Global Automated Flight Information Reporting System Market: By Geography