Aerion & Set Jet Aligned In Pursuit Of Faster Point-To-Point Business Aviation
- Aerion adds membership-based private jet charter innovators, Set Jet as a new customer
- Set Jet places order for two AS2® supersonic business jets to support new long-haul routes, delivering considerable time savings to members
- Growing global order backlog for Aerion AS2® ahead of 2023 production start
Reno, NV – 24 February 2021 – Supersonic aircraft company, Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology has added Set Jet, a revolutionary membership-based private jet charter flight program to the company’s prestigious list of launch customers for the new AS2® supersonic business jet.
United in a shared pursuit of delivering faster point-to-point luxury travel, Aerion and Set Jet will collaborate to incorporate the new AS2® supersonic business jet into Set Jet’s domestic and international expansion plans. With travel routes expanding to include flights between Los Angeles and Hawaii, as well as New York and London, the unique combination of sustainable supersonic flight and new standards in luxury travel comfort offered by the AS2® SBJ will deliver considerable time savings and an extraordinary experience for Set Jet members.
“As a jet pilot with over 10,000 hours of flight time, I was of course very intrigued by the Aerion AS2® and the ability to provide our five-star luxury travel experience to our members at a speed greater than the speed of sound,” said Set Jet CEO, Tom Smith. “As a company, Set Jet is excited to work with Aerion, an industry leader in the category and be the first to provide environmentally responsible supersonic private jet service between LA and Hawaii, as well as New York and London, with approximately three and four-hour flight times respectively.”
Adding to a growing global customer network, this new order further extends Aerion’s global order backlog for the AS2® ahead of manufacturing commencing at Aerion Park in 2023.
“We are delighted to welcome Set Jet as a new Aerion customer at this exciting and formative time for our company,” said Matt Cram, Chief Commercial Officer & Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “This significant commitment to Aerion and the AS2® reflects Set Jet’s priority as a leading private jet service provider and their unwavering commitment to providing their members with luxury travel that is optimized for speed while respecting the environment. We are encouraged by the continued growth in the global customer base for the AS2® and look forward to delivering a sustainable supersonic future.”
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
About Set Jet:
Privately held and headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Set Jet is a membership-based private jet charter flight program available exclusively for security pre-screened and approved members. Co-founded by Tom Smith, former Chairman and Co-Founder of TASER International, and a group of successful entrepreneurs, each with decades of diverse marketing and aviation experience, Set Jet was created to offer its members an unmatched experience in luxury air travel featuring private VIP jet charters to eight of the most frequently traveled destinations on the West Coast.