• Collaboration brings Spire Global’s renowned weather intelligence systems to the pioneering Aerion AS2 Supersonic Business Jet
  • Data and forecasting capabilities will facilitate the AS2 flying supersonically without delivering a sonic boom to ground level
  • Spire technology will also enable significant reduction in unwanted high-altitude contrails

Reno, NV./San Francisco, CA. November 23, 2020 – Aerion Supersonic, the leader in supersonic technology, and Spire Global, Inc., a space-powered Earth information company, today announced a collaboration to support Aerion’s Boomless CruiseTM technology for the AS2, the first-ever privately built supersonic commercial aircraft. Aerion will use Spire Data and forecasting capabilities to facilitate the AS2 flying supersonically without delivering a sonic boom to ground level. In addition, Spire technology will also enable significant reduction in unwanted high-altitude contrails.

As an established provider of aviation weather and support services, Spire offers incredibly accurate weather tracking and predicting solutions through its proprietary constellation of satellites. Spire’s weather capabilities will enable Aerion’s AS2 to fly at supersonic speeds over land with no perceived noise on the ground. Spire Global will provide high fidelity weather models that will be coupled into the Aerion’s Boomless Cruise™ technology to compute an optimized flight plan where the AS2 can be flown at supersonic speeds.

“Aerion is building next generation technology to support future transportation needs with a sustainable environment firmly embedded in their business plan. This aligns 100% not just with the technology but also the values of Spire. Spire Aviation is excited to be supporting Aerion’s mission with our data and predictive technology, allowing the company to increase fuel conservation, improve operational efficiencies, and reduce the environmental footprint” said Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire Global.

Spire’s vertical weather model support services will include a medium range forecast model, short-range aviation weather forecasting capabilities and historical weather forecasts that will form a critical component of Aerion’s Boomless Cruise™ system that calculates optimized en-route flight planning. Aerion is the first commercial manufacturer to engineer the real-time capability to harness Mach cut-off, eliminating the sonic boom noise heard from the ground.

“Our partnership with Spire Global brings together the power of our two innovative companies to truly transform global mobility. Spire owns and operates one of the largest satellite constellations in the world, tracking and predicting the world’s weather systems and Aerion has designed the most advanced supersonic aircraft in history as well as the most advanced environmentally responsible business jet in history.” says Aerion Chairman, President & CEO, Tom Vice.

“At Aerion we are deeply committed to our beliefs that new innovations must be kind to our planet and responsibly address the issues of noise and the impact of emissions on climate change. Through this partnership we will harness Spire’s powerful understanding of weather conditions and predictive atmospheric data analytics to fly at supersonic speeds over land without the disturbance of the sonic boom and also predict the formation of contrails allowing us to flight plan accordingly and minimize the impact on our climate.”

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 clean energy – will incorporate headquarters operations plus an integrated campus for research, design, build, and maintenance of the company’s supersonic aircraft.

  • Aerion AS2 completes extensive wind tunnel testing – amassing the equivalent of 78,000 nautical miles flown
  • Extensive low and high-speed testing program allows Aerion engineers to assess more than 200,000 in-flight data points on the AS2 supersonic business jet
  • Combination of advanced digital modelling and physical model-based wind tunnel testing allow Aerion to fast-track development program ahead of 2023 start

Reno, NV: November 10, 2020 – Supersonic aircraft company, Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology, has completed a major milestone in the development of the AS2 business jet after concluding high and low speed wind tunnel testing, amassing hundreds of simulated flight hours which represent the equivalent of 78,000 nautical miles flown.

Testing in combination with the data points amassed from Aerion’s digital modelling of the AS2 allows engineers to validate the precise aerodynamic shape of the aircraft to a high level of fidelity and detail – a critical step as the company moves towards AS2 assembly starting in 2023 with key components starting manufacturing in 2022. During high and low speed wind tunnel testing, concluded in some of the most renowned testing facilities in Europe and North America, Aerion’s engineers assessed more than 200,000 data points on the AS2 supersonic business jet.

During this phase of testing the full operational envelope of the AS2 was assessed – from take-off and landing, subsonic cruise, Boomless CruiseTM, supersonic cruise through to dive speed. The wind tunnel testing also allows Aerion’s engineering team to assess aerodynamic impact in key operational conditions, such as deployment of landing gear and wing icing while also assessing handling qualities.

Aerion’s high speed testing was completed in conjunction with French aerospace testing and research experts, ONERA in Modane, France. Leveraging the extensive testing expertise and facilities at ONERA, Aerion used the testing program to evaluate high speed performance, loads, stability and control at both transonic and supersonic velocities. Through more than 1,000 cycles the team were able to assess performance over the course of an equivalent 72,000 nautical miles flown.

“Digital modelling and wind tunnel testing are not mutually exclusive in the sense that you do one or the other – they are entirely complementary in a robust development program,” says Aerion’s Director, System Test & Evaluation, Robert (Bob) Lewis. “This testing is an important validation step in the development of the AS2, allowing us to collect a high volume of data in a short time through the full operational envelope of the aircraft to ensure our design exceeds performance expectations.”

The combination of digital modelling using aerodynamic optimization tools developed in-house by subsidiary company, Aerion Technologies and the wind tunnel testing program enables Aerion to negate the need for costly demonstrator aircraft and accelerate the program to the final stages of validation. The data accrued from wind tunnel testing also contributes to defining more accurate loads, a vital step in ensuring the AS2 achieves its final weight targets.

“The conclusion of this phase of the development program is a major milestone for Aerion and the AS2” said Tom Vice, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In 2023 when we start manufacturing at Aerion Park the first AS2 we build will be a production-specification aircraft. This key phase of testing validates our aerodynamic assumptions and tells us that the AS2 will achieve all of our performance expectations and in doing so, takes us a significant step closer to first flight.”

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 clean energy – will incorporate headquarters operations plus an integrated campus for research, design, build, and maintenance of the company’s supersonic aircraft.

Reno, NV & Falls Church, VA, 15 October 2020 – Supersonic aircraft company, Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology and global mobility, and Electra.Aero, a company leading the development of a new generation of electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft have agreed to collaborate on developing the global mobility solutions of tomorrow.

Aerion intends to develop a global mobility ecosystem, supported by leading global partners, that integrates and connects the point of departure to the point of destination, optimized for high-speed travel with different, innovative modes of transportation. Under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed between the two companies, Electra will become one of the preferred partners of Aerion ConnectTM in the greater New York metropolitan area as well as other potential regional hubs to explore an integrated, high-speed experience.

Aerion CEO, President & Chairman, Tom Vice said: “Our intent at Aerion is not just to redefine speed and the experience of global travel but to build an entire ecosystem for point to point mobility.”

“We’re also clear that enabling this reinvented, faster ecosystem will require world-class partners to achieve success. Accordingly, I’m delighted to launch this partnership with Electra and their new generation of eSTOLs which with their large cabin, optimal range, speed and emissions capabilities, will integrate seamlessly into our vision of the future.”

“Aerion and Electra offer the perfect combination of speed and convenience” said Electra CEO John Langford. “Electra’s powered-lift aircraft can bring air service to areas of less than 100 feet. This will open new opportunities to connect urban, suburban, and remote areas.”

Electra.aero is developing a new generation of electric short takeoff and landing (eSTOL) aircraft that promise to help shape the future of regional mobility aircraft. The company’s innovative “powered lift” concept will enable Electra aircraft to operate in and out of space currently used for parking garages, helicopter terminals, docks, or barges.

In combining Electra’s eSTOL with Aerion’s AS2 supersonic business jet the two companies aim to advance development of urban and regional transportation networks, enabling a faster end-to-end journey and delivered in a seamless luxury experience through Aerion ConnectTM. The two companies are united in a belief that air travel should be an enjoyable, time-efficient and luxurious experience again – one that answers customers’ needs and lifestyles.

Aerion’s pursuit of faster point-to-point travel begins with the launch of the new AS2 supersonic private jet. Designed to be inherently environmentally responsible from first flight, the AS2 is the first supersonic jet designed to be powered by 100 percent synthetic fuel and will be capable of supersonic speeds of around 1000mph (Mach 1.4).

The AS2 will be the first aircraft to be assembled at Aerion’s new global headquarters in Melbourne, Florida – Aerion Park. The state-of-the-art development, powered by clean energy, will incorporate headquarters operations plus an integrated campus for research, design, build and support of the company’s new supersonic aircraft.

Reno, NV: 12 October 2020 – Supersonic aircraft company, Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology, today announced it has selected PPG, to provide the flight deck windshields and cabin window transparencies for the AS2 supersonic business jet.

A leading manufacturer of original equipment and replacement aircraft transparencies as well as paints, coatings and specialty materials, PPG has collaborated on the AS2 program since 2019. The company joins Aerion’s growing team of globally-renowned technical partners, as progress on the AS2’s development gathers pace ahead of manufacturing commencing in 2023 at Aerion Park. PPG brings more than 90 years of experience in design, certification and serialized production of advanced transparencies to aircraft OEMs and to the development of the AS2.

“Aerion Supersonic selected PPG to develop opportunities for product optimization and to help define the entire cockpit on the AS2 business jet due to our technical expertise in transparencies,” said Steve Kight, PPG global business director, civil transparencies, aerospace. “PPG is proud to support this important program, and we look forward to our growing relationship with Aerion.”

“PPG is a trusted and well-respected name known throughout the aerospace community that brings a comprehensive range of materials and solutions to the AS2 program” said Tom Vice, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We are delighted to officially welcome PPG to the global AS2 team and look forward to our ongoing collaboration as we progress the AS2 to production in 2023.”

PPG’s global aerospace business offers coatings, sealants, transparencies, packaging and application systems, and transparent armour, as well as chemical management and other services.

Aerion’s pursuit of faster point-to-point travel begins with the launch of the new AS2 supersonic private jet. Designed to be inherently environmentally responsible from first flight, the AS2 is the first supersonic jet designed to be powered by 100 percent synthetic fuel and reach supersonic speeds without the need for an afterburner.

The AS2 will be the first aircraft to be assembled at Aerion’s new global headquarters in Melbourne, Florida – Aerion Park where the company will break ground this year. The state-of-the-art development, powered by clean energy, will incorporate headquarters operations plus an integrated campus for research, design, build and support of the company’s new supersonic aircraft.

Toulouse (France), September 2020 – Liebherr-Aerospace announced that the supersonic aircraft company Aerion Supersonic, based in Reno, Nevada (USA) and Melbourne, Florida (USA), has commissioned Liebherr-Aerospace Toulouse SAS, Toulouse (France), Liebherr’s center of excellence for air management systems, for the development of the integrated air management system for the AS2 supersonic business jet.

Aerion and Liebherr first began formal collaboration mid-2019, working on preliminary designs of the AS2’s integrated air management system. Following the initial technical discussions, Liebherr-Aerospace and Aerion converged on a next generation electrical pack with an integrated air management system.

The electrical air-conditioning pack, under development for several years at Liebherr-Aerospace, is a major step towards greener aircraft operation. In lieu of the traditional methods of utilizing bleed air from the aircraft’s engines, the innovative design selected by Aerion draws ambient air from an inlet located on the leading edge of the wing strake, enabling electrically powered compression. Fuel consumption due to the air-conditioning packs will thus be considerably reduced compared to current bleed air systems.

“Developing an air management system, which is to perform at supersonic speed comes with many challenges that we intend to work through with the Aerion team. Liebherr has a decades long experience on air and thermal management systems for both commercial and military platforms, that we can contribute for the benefit of the AS2”, explained Francis Carla, Chief Technology Officer of Liebherr-Aerospace & Transportation SAS.

“We are seeking innovative, technology-led partners at the top of their fields who are passionate about accelerating the evolution of human mobility while at the same time being kind to our planet. I am confident that in Liebherr-Aerospace we have found such a partner who will support bringing the AS2 to production,” said Tom Vice, Aerion’s Chairman, President & CEO.

Aerion’s pursuit of faster point-to-point travel begins with the launch of the AS2 supersonic business jet that will commence production in 2023. Designed to be inherently environmentally responsible from first flight, the AS2 is the first supersonic aircraft designed with the ability to accept 100% synthetic fuel and reach supersonic speeds without the need for an afterburner.

The AS2 will be the first aircraft to be assembled at Aerion’s new global headquarters called “Aerion Park” in Melbourne, Florida (USA). The state-of-the-art development, powered by clean energy, will incorporate headquarters operations plus an integrated campus for research, design, build and support of the company’s new supersonic aircraft. Manufacturing of the AS2 is scheduled to commence in 2023.

ENDICOTT, N.Y. & RENO, NV — BAE Systems has received a contract from Aerion Supersonic to supply the flight control system for its new AS2 supersonic business jet. BAE Systems will design, develop, and integrate a fly-by-wire flight control system, including active inceptors, for the new aircraft.

“We’re combining decades of expertise and cutting-edge advancements to provide discriminating control technologies that will enable the future of supersonic flight,” said Ehtisham Siddiqui, vice president and general manager of Controls and Avionics Solutions at BAE Systems. “We are proud to collaborate with Aerion Supersonic on this next generation flight control system for the AS2 aircraft.”

The new flight control system adds to BAE Systems’ more than 40 years of experience developing and integrating fly-by-wire systems. The system builds on the company’s proven core technology, but uses smaller and lighter components to allow for integration on the AS2 aircraft. The system will be comprised of active inceptors, primary flight control computers, actuator control units, and remote electronics units.

“BAE Systems extensive industry experience and innovative product portfolio enables us to create a technologically advanced and reliable flight control system tailored to the unique needs of the AS2 supersonic business jet,” said Tom Vice, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer at Aerion . “We are delighted to expand our long-standing relationship with BAE Systems and for them to join our growing team of globally-renowned technical partners who will support bringing the AS2 to production.”

BAE Systems active inceptors will provide AS2 pilots with static and dynamic tactile force feedback in the palm of their hand. Unlike a passive system, the active inceptor includes electronic controlled actuators that send tactile feedback to the pilot through the flight stick. The feedback warns pilots of structural or aerodynamic operating limits – giving them improved situational awareness to maintain a safe and stable flight.

Aerion’s AS2 private jet is the first supersonic aircraft to use only synthetic fuel and reach supersonic speeds without the need for an afterburner. The 8-10-passenger business jet will enhance point-to-point travel with a maximum speed of Mach 1.4 – approx. 1,000 miles per hour – at 57,000 feet. The AS2 will commence production from the company’s new global headquarters and manufacturing and research campus – Aerion Park – in Melbourne, FL in 2023.

The flight control system development will be conducted at BAE Systems facilities in Endicott, New York and Rochester, U.K.

 

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Reno, NV: September, 14 2020 – Supersonic aircraft company, Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology and Honeywell Aerospace, the global benchmark in connected cockpit technology, are progressing through the joint definition phase for the Avionics and Connectivity suite of the new AS2 Supersonic Business Jet.

“Honeywell Aerospace is the definitive leader in cutting-edge avionics technology, and we are delighted to continue our long-standing collaboration,” says Aerion’s CEO, Chairman & President, Tom Vice. “We appreciate the considerable investment in resource that Honeywell has made in our program, and we look forward to continued collaboration as we work with our global supply team to bring the AS2 into production.”

Upon completion of commercial and programmatic agreement, the avionics suite being developed for the AS2 will represent the next generation of avionics suites for business aircraft featuring:

• Honeywell’s next-generation, state-of-the-art flight deck– an advanced display system incorporating intuitive symbology, advanced communication and navigation systems, plus flight guidance and management systems. All aspects of the new avionics will support supersonic flight and Aerion’s revolutionary Boomless CruiseTM technology, which enables the AS2 to fly at both transonic and supersonic speeds over land with no perceived noise reaching the ground.

• Honeywell’s advanced connectivity solutions and Honeywell Forge platform, which will enable the AS2 to deliver safety-critical communications, as well as critical aircraft data into information to revolutionize management of aircraft operations and maintenance.

“Honeywell is committed to advancing the future of flight, and our work with Aerion is paving the way for the return of supersonic travel,” said Mike Madsen, Honeywell Aerospace president and CEO. “Our avionics and connectivity solutions will help define the next era of air travel and make it safer and more efficient than ever before.”

Aerion and Honeywell began their formal collaboration in 2018, working on preliminary design of the AS2’s avionics systems. Joining the project in the formative stages, Honeywell’s expertise is helping shape a new bespoke avionics system for the AS2.

Honeywell is uniquely positioned to provide avionics for the world’s first supersonic business jet. Honeywell Primus Epic avionics are currently standard equipment on leading business and regional jet OEM platforms and in service on more than 6,000 aircraft in 20 different models. Primus Epic has accrued nearly 30+ million total flight hours. Similarly, Honeywell mission processors, displays, sensors, radio altimeters, radar, and flight control systems have been enabling thousands of supersonic military jets for decades. Most supersonic aircraft in the free world utilize various Honeywell avionics systems and components. This unique combination of business jet and supersonic experience enables Honeywell to develop an innovative supersonic business jet cockpit for the AS2.

Aerion’s pursuit of faster point-to-point travel begins with the launch of the new AS2 supersonic private jet. Designed to be inherently environmentally responsible from first flight, the AS2 is the first supersonic jet designed to be powered by 100 percent synthetic fuel and reach supersonic speeds without the need for an afterburner.

The AS2 will be the first aircraft to be assembled at Aerion’s new global headquarters in Melbourne, Florida – Aerion Park. The state-of-the-art development, powered by clean energy, will incorporate headquarters operations plus an integrated campus for research, design, build and support of the company’s new supersonic aircraft.

Reno, NV – September 10, 2020 – Supersonic aircraft company, Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology, reaches 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 modelling of the AS2’s design has been completed using aerodynamic optimization tools developed in-house by subsidiary company, Aerion Technologies, based in Palo Alto, CA. These innovative engineering design solutions, coupled with scalable computing in the cloud, provide thousands of data points to develop the aerodynamic shape to a high level of fidelity and detail. Combined with wind tunnel testing, these tools negate the need for costly demonstrator aircraft in the earlier stages of the development cycle and accelerate the program to the final stages of validation.

“Our Aerion Technologies design optimization process is built from a combination of NASA-developed analysis CFD software, commercial tools and our own internal framework to be highly scalable,” says Aerion Technologies EVP, Alex Egeler. “This flexible framework allows us to simulate millions of parametric design scenarios on the cloud and determine robust solutions – all in the virtual world at a speed previously unseen in business jet development.”

“While the onset of increasingly sophisticated computer modelling technology has greatly enhanced aerospace design, wind tunnel testing remains a key component in the development cycle,” says Aerion’s Director, System Test & Evaluation, Robert (Bob) Lewis. “Certain aspects of aircraft design remain difficult to fully model virtually and still require validation through wind tunnel testing. We are working with the world’s best wind tunnel model builders and the global leaders in wind tunnel technology to validate our virtual findings and ensure the AS2 design exceeds expectations.”

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. The state-of-the-art development – powered by clean energy – will incorporate headquarters operations plus an integrated campus for research, design, build, and maintenance of the company’s supersonic aircraft.

Exploration Park & Melbourne, FL: August 20, 2020 – Space Florida is pleased to announce it has finalized a multi-million-dollar investment in Aerion Supersonic to accelerate the hiring of employees and development of the company’s new state-of-the-art campus – Aerion Park – in Melbourne, Florida.

A new development which will be powered by clean energy, Aerion Park will incorporate a new global headquarters and integrated campus for research, design, production and support of the company’s supersonic aircraft. The new project represents a multi-year investment that is expected to generate at least 675 jobs in Florida by 2026.

“This is a truly transformational project for Florida that changes the game both for high speed air transportation as well for advanced aerospace manufacturing in the state,” said Frank DiBello, President and CEO of Space Florida. “Florida has a rich history in the aviation industry from the first commercial air passenger service and it will now host production of the world’s first commercial supersonic business jet. The decision to locate design, engineering and manufacturing of this technologically advanced supersonic flight vehicle here in Florida is a testament to the growing strength and global recognition of the importance of Florida as a worldleading aerospace state. Space Florida is pleased to have provided financing, structure and development assistance to this project.”

Aerion will break ground on the new campus later this year and once complete, Aerion Park is expected to attract key aerospace suppliers within the supersonic technology ecosystem to bring business to Florida, creating additional roles for scientists, designers, engineers and aircraft builders.

“We are excited to partner with the State of Florida, Space Florida, Brevard County and the local Melbourne community to create a sustainable supersonic future,” said Aerion Chairman, President & CEO, Tom Vice. “As well as an incredible aerospace legacy, the Space Coast is now home to a unique cluster of innovative technology companies in aviation and space. Backed by an excellent education system, a significant engineering and manufacturing talent pool, the right business climate with global access and the unique attributes of Orlando Melbourne International Airport, this is the ideal location for Aerion to continue our mission to build the global transportation networks of the future.”

The AS2 supersonic business jet will be the first aircraft to be designed, built, and tested at Aerion Park. 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. Manufacturing is scheduled to commence in 2023.

Lakewood, CO & Reno, NV: 13 August 2020 – Supersonic aircraft company, Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology has selected Electro Magnetic Applications, Inc. (EMA) to support the design of the company’s new AS2 supersonic private jet.

“Aviation thrives off new innovations,” said EMA’s Co-Owner Cody Weber. “The return to commercial supersonic flight with the AS2 program provides our generation of engineers an exciting opportunity to reexplore this flight category with today’s advanced technological approaches.” The AS2 is a truly groundbreaking advancement in the aerospace industry that has the potential to revolutionize travel by making it more timely, comfortable, and sustainable.

Aircraft of all varieties face electromagnetic questions that must be answered such as the effects of lightning, high intensity radiated fields and wire routing. All commercial aircraft, including the AS2 must overcome these challenges and EMA’s proven track record in solving these electromagnetic challenges perfectly positions them to support the progress of the AS2 to production. EMA will be working with Aerion’s engineering team on the AS2 project to mitigate the effects of lightning, high intensity radiated fields (HIRF), electromagnetic interference (EMI), and other critical design areas. “The AS2, being a truly innovative aircraft design presents a number of unique challenges,” said Justin McKennon, Principal Scientist at EMA. “We will use our extensive experience in bringing validated simulation to bear on electromagnetics problems. We’re really excited to help play a role in bringing this great design all the way through certification.”

EMA was the first company to use simulation as part of the certification of a commercial aircraft over 25 years ago. Today, EMA is dedicated to making easy to use software products and deploying consulting teams that help manufacturers develop and certify products faster, at lower cost, and with less risk.

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 jet designed with the ability to accept 100% synthetic fuel and reach supersonic speeds without the need for an afterburner.

The manufacture of 300 AS2’s 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 facility – powered by clean energy – will incorporate headquarters operations plus an integrated campus for research, design, build and support of the company’s new supersonic aircraft.