Aerion starts taking orders for supersonic business jet

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Aerion Corporation’s board of directors has authorized the sale of the AS2 supersonic business jet for US$120m. The company says the first 50 customers will receive preferential pricing and other benefits.

“We are offering a select group of forward-thinking business aviation users the opportunity to fly faster and make history with us as we reintroduce commercial supersonic flight,” said Robert Bass, chairman at Aerion.

The company continues to expand its engineering organization and deepen ties with Airbus Group as the two entities participate in a joint definition phase, refining the AS2 design.

Aerion moved into new and expanded offices in Reno, Nevada, USA, in March 2015, to accommodate its growing staff and to provide space for Aerion and Airbus engineers to work together.

New low speed wind tunnel tests are planned for the AS2. They are scheduled to take place at the University of Washington wind tunnel complex in September 2015.

“We’ve made substantial progress in defining the AS2 from the inside and the outside,” said Doug Nichols, CEO at Aerion.

“It clearly is the shape of things to come and the next great advance in civil aviation.”

May 22, 2015

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