president, gogo business aviation
Sergio Aguirre is president of Gogo’s Business Aviation division where he is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the division. Since assuming responsibility of Gogo Business Aviation, Aguirre has led the team during the time it developed some of the company’s most significant connectivity solutions, including the Gogo AVANCE platform, which has become one of the most successful solutions in the company’s history.
Aguirre is an aviation industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, and is well suited to lead the division after serving in a variety of positions from A&P mechanic to sales, product development and senior-level management. He joined Gogo in 2007 as an OEM account manager and was promoted to vice president of business development in April of 2014 where he led the team that developed and launched many of Gogo’s current products, including Gogo Cloud.
Prior to joining Gogo, he served as director of OEM and aftermarket sales for Securaplane, helping to pioneer the installation of exterior cameras on corporate aviation aircraft. He served in a similar capacity for Airshow in the late 1990s where he was part of the team that launched the first Ku TV system that became the industry standard across business aviation and commercial airlines.
From 1989-1996 he served as an aircraft completions mechanic and customer account manager for Gulfstream Aerospace where he was involved in the first installations of Inmarst systems on Gulfstream aircraft.
As a member of the United States Air Force, from 1984-1988, he was an aircraft structural mechanic and worked on F-111s and H1N helicopters.
Aguirre attended Orange Coast College, and completed Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He also holds an FAA airframe and power plant license.