About Us

Wharton Aerospace is an independent, not for profit, 501c6  corporation, registered in California. 

Wharton Aerospace is a community of senior executives and invited guests with shared commitments to the commercial aerospace & defense industries. We have been conducting by-invitation-only annual conferences on the Wharton campus in Philadelphia and the Wharton campus in San Francisco to foster closer ties between the Wharton School, our Wharton Aerospace participants and the industrial base.

Wharton Aerospace was founded in 2004 and Wharton Aerospace Ventures was started in 2012, to acknowledge that the industry was increasingly impacted by technologies and concepts incepted outside of the traditional base, and recognize it was important to leverage the innovative spirit and investment culture out West.  Its focus is to provide a community platform that takes a closer look at the disruptive market forces catalyzed by the introduction of disruptive technologies.       

To learn more, please email [email protected]                                                        



Michael Langman WG’98

Ellen Chang WG’98