Showing posts with label Aerion. Show all posts
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08 February, 2019

Boeing invests in supersonic jets with Aerion

Earlier this week Boeing and Aerion announced its collaboration to accelerate technology development and aircraft design, and unlock supersonic air travel for new markets.

Aerion is a Reno based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft, which Boeing has made a significant investment in as part of the collaboration agreement. Boeing will provide engineering, manufacturing and flight test resources, as well as strategic vertical content, to bring Aerion's AS2 supersonic business jet to market. The AS2 is designed to fly at speeds up to Mach 1.4 or approximately 1,000 miles per hour. With the ability to fly up to 70 percent faster than today's business jets, the AS2 will save approximately three hours on a transatlantic flight while meeting environmental performance requirements. The aircraft is slated for first flight in 2023.

The full details and terms of the deal have not yet been made public, yet it is said to be incredibly substantial.