Flexjet has placed a firm order for 20 of Aerion’s AS2 supersonic business jet. The company is the first fleet purchaser of the aircraft. “Throughout its history, Flexjet has been on the leading edge of aviation technology, introducing advanced performance to our owners,” said Kenn Ricci, chairman at Flexjet. “Today, we are proud to be at the forefront of the next revolution in business jets, supersonic travel.”
The AS2 will have a top speed of Mach 1.5, carry eight to 12 passengers, and have a range of 4,750 nautical miles at supersonic speed. The three-engine jet is now under development by Aerion in collaboration with Airbus Group. It is scheduled to make its first flight in 2021 and enter service in 2023.
Aerion and Flexjet will work together to design unique interiors for the AS2. Flexjet anticipates that many customers will, through its Global Access program, use the AS2 in combination with other large-cabin Flexjet aircraft.
Click here to read more about Flexjet’s latest interior developments, featured in the October 2015 issue of Business Jet Interiors International.
November 20, 2015