Aerion Selects Rosen Aviation to Develop AS2 Cabin Management & Technology System
Reno, NV / Eugene, OR: 2 February 2021 – Supersonic aircraft company, Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology, has selected Rosen Aviation to develop a new Cabin Management & Technology System (CMTS) for the world’s first supersonic business jet, the AS2.
Rosen Aviation join Aerion’s growing team of world-renowned technical partners, as progress on the AS2’s development gathers pace ahead of manufacturing commencing in 2023 at Aerion Park in Melbourne, Florida. Rosen Aviation has specialized in cabin electronics for nearly 40 years. The Eugene, Oregon based technology supplier will develop the CMTS system, software sophistication 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 revolutionize the business jet market,” said Lee Clark, Senior VP Strategy at Rosen Aviation. “From the very beginning, it was clear that our two organizations 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,” says Tim Fagan, Aerion’s Head of Industrial Design & Cabin Experience. “The AS2’s cabin will combine traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technologies and will emphasize the truly unique character of this supersonic aircraft. We look forward to collaborating with Rosen to create a truly immersive and intuitive cabin environmental 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 the first supersonic aircraft designed to be powered by 100% engineered 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. The state-of-the-art development – powered by sustainable technology – will incorporate headquarters operations plus an integrated campus for research, design, build, and maintenance of the company’s aircraft.
Aerion is founded on a core belief of bringing humanity closer. The company’s vision is a future where humanity can travel between any two points on our planet within three hours using new transportation networks – powered by clean energy solutions and enabling a world where distance is no longer a barrier. The starting point is sustainable supersonic flight, led by the world’s first supersonic business jet – the AS2. More information can be found at www.aerionsupersonic.com
With its Eugene, Oregon facility, Rosen is a global leader in its three areas of business: aviation cabin electronics, aviation displays, and sensor technologies. Since its inception in 1982, Rosen has focused its technology strategy on providing integrated solutions for an enhanced passenger experience in tomorrow’s aircraft cabin. Rosen advocates for its customer’s interests by delivering on its promise to provide Visionary Insight and Precise Execution.