Larry Wirsing Vice President, Commercial Programs Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company



Larry Wirsing is the Vice President of Commercial Programs at Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company. He is responsible for Aurora’s portfolio of programs that aim to improve commercial air transport operations via increased levels of automation and electrification. Wirsing and his team develop the underlying technologies required to enable novel forms of air transport for information, cargo, and people.

He most recently served as Principal Program Manager in Commercial Programs, focusing on strategy and business development. He has been leading programs and the capture of new business within the Commercial Programs sector since joining Aurora in 2012. His technical program management roles have included aircraft and technology development programs, autonomy technology demonstration and test programs, as well as composite R&D manufacturing programs. Prior to Wirsing’s extensive program management leadership, he served as an embedded systems engineer and flight test engineer on Aurora’s Skate sUAS program from concept design through operational deployment.

Before joining Aurora, Wirsing was a propulsion engineering contractor for General Electric Aviation, where he worked on design improvements for combustor and turbine components on several turboshaft and turbofan engines. Wirsing holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Boston University and interned at Aurora.