Market-research firm NSR is predicting that aviation will be the largest customer for flat-panel antenna (FPA) technologies, which minimize drag, creating a more compelling business case for inflight connectivity. Speaking at the 2019 Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, NSR research director Claude Rousseau said existing antennae typically carry a drag penalty of around 3%. However, he said new flat-panel devices are being developed, which could eliminate most of this drag. FPAs are ...

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