New Gogo president, as Avance hits 1m flights


Today sees Sergio Aguirre begin his new role as president and COO of Gogo Inc., having previously served as head of Gogo’s Business Aviation Division. Aguirre’s promotion comes in the same month as the firm’s Gogo Avance systems reached 1m flights since it launched in August, 2017.

Gogo chairman and CEO, Oakleigh Thorne: “Sergio’s promotion reflects the leadership role he plays within Gogo’s new operating structure as a pure-play business aviation company. With more than 30 years of aviation industry experience, including 15 years with Gogo, Sergio’s unique expertise and leadership is critical in advancing our strategic initiatives and building shareholder value.”

Aguirre said: “Demand for connectivity is at an all-time high and Gogo is delivering a world-class experience for customers who are doing data-heavy activities while in flight. Avance continues to deliver across the widest variety of aircraft in business aviation from the Cirrus Vision Jet to ultra-long-range global aircraft.” 

In the fourth quarter of 2021 Gogo saw a 38% increase across all systems in megabytes consumed per flight, and a 29% increase in flights per day compared to pre-pandemic levels in the fourth quarter of 2019. The firm put this down to increased demand for data-intense interactive applications like Zoom and FaceTime. 

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