Rosen Aviation is to develop a new cabin management and technology system (CMTS) for the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet.
Rosen Aviation join Aerion’s growing team of technical partners, as progress on the AS2’s development gathers pace. The plan is to commence manufacturing in 2023 at Aerion Park in Melbourne, Florida.
Rosen Aviation has specialised in cabin electronics for nearly 40 years. The supplier will develop the CMTS system, software and cabin experience for the 8-10-passenger private jet.
“We are beyond thrilled to partner with a company, like Aerion, that is poised to revolutionise the business jet market,” said Lee Clark, senior vice president of strategy at Rosen Aviation. “From the very beginning, it was clear that our two organisations shared many core values, and, most importantly, a vision for the future.”
“Our drive at Aerion is to make AS2 an icon in aviation history – a leap into the future of speed and global connectivity, while also setting a new standard for luxury,” said Tim Fagan, Aerion’s head of industrial design and cabin experience. “The AS2’s cabin will combine traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technologies and will emphasise the truly unique character of this supersonic aircraft. We look forward to collaborating with Rosen to create a truly immersive and intuitive cabin environment that delivers previously unseen levels of passenger-technology interface.”
Aerion’s pursuit of faster point-to-point travel begins with the launch of the AS2 supersonic business jet. Designed to be inherently environmentally responsible from first flight, the AS2 is designed to be powered by 100% engineered synthetic fuel and reach supersonic speeds without the need for an afterburner.
The plan is to manufacture 300 AS2 aircraft in the first decade of production. The AS2 will be the first aircraft to be assembled at the company’s new global headquarters in Melbourne, Florida. Powered by sustainable technology, Aerion Park will incorporate headquarters operations plus an integrated campus for research, design, building and maintenance of the company’s aircraft.