Aerion Supersonic just reached a major milestone in the development of the AS2 business jet this month with wind tunnel testing commencing in conjunction with French aerospace testing and research experts, ONERA in Modane, France. Aerion’s pursuit of faster point-to-point travel begins with the launch of the AS2 supersonic business jet which will commence production in 2023. Designed to be inherently environmentally responsible from first flight, the AS2 is the first supersonic aircraft designed to be powered by 100% synthetic fuel and reach supersonic speeds without the need for an afterburner. The manufacture of 300 AS2 aircraft is planned for 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 – Aerion Park.
(image Aerion Supersonic)