Aerion Corporation, a manufacturer of a new generation of efficient supersonic aircraft, revealed that it expects to fly its Aerion As2 supersonic business jet already in 2023.
According to Aerion Chief Executive Tom Vice, Aerion AS2 is due to cross the Atlantic at supersonic speed before the end of 2023. This would be the “first supersonic crossing since the Concorde’s retirement 20 years earlier“.
Also, Aerion Corporation and GE Aviation, a world-leading provider of jet and turboprop engines, have announced that the Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet will be powered by GE Affinity engines.
It is purposefully designed to enable efficient supersonic flight over water and efficient subsonic flight over land, without requiring modifications to existing compliance regulations. The engine is designed to meet stringent Stage 5 subsonic noise requirements and beat current emissions standards.
Aerion is collaborating with GE Aviation, Lockheed Martin and Honeywell to develop the AS2.