In-flight entertainment and broadband provider Gogo says it is enjoying success on aircrafts where its technology is supply broadband and direct-to-seat TV and entertainment.
Average revenue per aircraft (ARPA) outside North America is up 22 per cent (Q3 2016, vs Q3 2015) to $174,000 ($143,000 annually in Q3/2015). North America was also respectable at $141,000 (up 8 per cent on 2015). Profits rose 171 per cent y-o-y as the served fleet of aircraft expanded.
And fleet expansion is considerable. The number of commercial aircraft now ‘online’ grew to 2676 in North America, with 47 aircraft being equipped during the fourth quarter (since September 30th) and a backlog of some 850 aircraft either waiting for conversion or awaiting delivery. Outside of North America expansion is slower with 267 equipped aircraft (up 65 y-o-y) but with a significant backlog of 560 aircraft waiting to be fitted out.