• Aerion® signs expansive Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with NetJets and FlightSafety International® (FSI) to shape the future of global mobility
  • NetJets and Aerion to explore exclusive partnership for the global mobility platform, Aerion ConnectTM
  • FSI to support Aerion in establishing a new global Supersonic Training Academy
  • NetJets has obtained purchase rights for 20 AS2® supersonic business jets, extending Aerion’s global order backlog to USD $10 billion+ ahead of 2023 production start

Reno, NV & Columbus, OH – March 3, 2021 – Supersonic aircraft company Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology has forged an expansive collaboration with NetJets, the largest private aviation company in the world, and FlightSafety International, the leader in professional aviation training, — both Berkshire Hathaway companies — to shape the future of global mobility.

“At Aerion our vision is to build a future where humanity can travel between any two points on our planet within three hours and this new partnership is a significant step towards realizing that vision,” said Aerion’s Chairman, President & CEO, Tom Vice. “Our strategy is to connect the very best partners in the world within a new mobility ecosystem optimized for speed and founded on sustainability. In NetJets and FlightSafety International we have two such partners; both globally recognized leaders in their fields who share our passion for a new era of mobility that is both fast and at the same time kind to our planet.”

NetJets, the owner and operator of the world’s largest and most diverse private jet fleet, and Aerion will explore NetJets’ becoming the exclusive business jet operator for the global mobility platform, Aerion Connect™. A vision for a future global mobility ecosystem, Aerion Connect™ will integrate multiple, currently siloed urban and regional networks and provide a seamless point-to-point travel experience, optimized for speed and luxury across multiple modes of transportation.

“As the leader in private aviation, we constantly look for ways to be on the cutting-edge, and expanding our fleet to become the exclusive business jet operator for Aerion Connect™ is a thrilling next step,” said Adam Johnson, Chairman and CEO of NetJets Inc. “Together, we will be exploring the integration of the AS2® supersonic business jet into NetJets’ global network, and we are honored to be their chosen partner to enable the Aerion Connect vision.”

In collaboration with FlightSafety International, the premier professional aviation training company, Aerion will also develop a supersonic flight training academy for civil, commercial, and military supersonic aircraft. The Aerion-branded facility will channel FSI’s comprehensive global training expertise to provide a center of excellence for supersonic flight training and education, shaping the flight crews of the future.

“We’re excited to bring FSI’s signature passion for safety to Aerion’s training academy,” said Brad Thress, CEO of FlightSafety International. “This partnership marries Aerion’s innovation and our   long-established experience, opening up new opportunities in the supersonic aircraft space and the future of the industry as a whole.”

Underlining the long-term focus of the partnership, NetJets has also obtained purchase rights for 20 AS2® supersonic business jets, which start production at Aerion Park in Melbourne, Florida in 2023. With significant growth achieved through 2020 and 2021, Aerion’s global order backlog for the AS2® is now valued at more than USD $10 billion. The new AS2®—the first supersonic aircraft to enter commercial service in 51 years and the world’s first supersonic business aircraft— continues to advance toward manufacturing start after concluding wind tunnel validation late last year.

NetJets’ commitment to Aerion Connect™ cements its industry-leading expertise through its diverse jet offerings. With more than 760 aircraft worldwide, 385 of which were delivered in the past 11 years, the partnership announcement further comes on the heels of NetJets’ newly launched Global Sustainability Program, a worldwide commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of the brand and its Owners, with a focus on sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) investment, corporate and consumer offsetting.

Aerion and NetJets are united by a shared commitment to usher in a new era of sustainable flight that is kind to the planet and part of the solution to reverse climate change. As part of this agreement the two companies will also work together on domestic and international actions intended to facilitate the global availability and broad adoption of synthetic aviation fuels.

 

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 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 headquarter operations plus an integrated campus for research, design, build, and maintenance of the company’s supersonic aircraft.

 

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About Aerion

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 NetJets

Beginning as the first private jet charter and management company, NetJets has led the industry for 55+ years. Then in 1986, they revolutionized it with the concept of shared ownership and proceeded to build the largest, most diverse private jet fleet in the world. Today, NetJets is proud to be a Berkshire Hathaway company known for its unwavering commitment to safety, service, and unmatched global access. NetJets’ industry-leading scale and business model offer NetJets and its Owners dependable financial sustainability unlike any other in the industry. For these reasons and many more, NetJets will continue to be the favored choice of the world’s most discerning travelers for generations to come. For more information about the world’s most reliable and trusted aviation company, visit netjets.com.

 

About FlightSafety International

FlightSafety International is a premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. FlightSafety’s highly qualified instructors provide more than 1.4 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories.  FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at learning centers and training location in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom. To learn more, please visit flightsafety.com.

Reno, NV – February 25, 2021 – Aerion, the leader in supersonic flight and technology, announced today that Sean McGeough has joined the company as Vice President of Sales, supporting the company’s effort to grow a global market presence ahead of the AS2® supersonic business jet commencing production in 2023.

Sean brings over 20 years of extensive industry experience, joining Aerion’s Global Sales team from Wheels Up where he was the Executive Vice President of Corporate Sales. Sean’s expertise will be directed towards accelerating Aerion’s growing fleet sales and international footprint, supported by a growing AS2® order backlog.

“Sean is an incredibly well-respected sales leader with an in-depth knowledge of our industry and the expectations of our customers,” said Matt Cram, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing. “We are excited to welcome him to the team and have him represent Aerion in delivering exceptional service to our international customer base as we bring the AS2® to market.”

A well-known name in the private aviation community, Sean has held senior sales and general management positions with industry leaders including Hawker-Beechcraft, Nextant Aerospace, and most recently, Wheels Up.

Sean said: “The AS2® is about more than just saving time, it is about creating a new era in air travel. The world is about to become a whole lot smaller, and I’m very excited to be part the journey with the Aerion team.”

Sean holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology where he wrote a thesis on supersonic business travel and is an airline transport pilot (ATP) with type ratings on Hawker 400XP, Hawker 800XP and Beechcraft King Air.

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 has a growing nationwide employee base encompassing core sites in Reno, NV – the company’s current HQ – an Aerion Technologies division in Palo Alto, CA and a new facility in Melbourne, FL – home to the future Aerion Park campus.

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About Aerion:

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

  • 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.

 

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About Aerion:

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.

  • Aerion Supersonic partners with NASA to enable the development of commercially viable passenger aircraft for supersonic and high Mach point-to-point travel
  • Aerion Supersonic and NASA to research the suitability of propulsion and thermal management technologies as they pertain to a range of high Mach commercial aircraft designs in the Mach 3 – 5 range.
  • This is the third Space Act Agreement between Aerion Supersonic and NASA.

Reno, NV. February 9, 2021 Aerion Supersonic, the leader in supersonic technology, and NASA’s Langley Research Center will commence a joint study with the intention of accelerating realization of commercial high-speed flight and faster point-to-point travel.

Pursuant to the latest Space Act Agreement (S.A.A.) entered into between Aerion Supersonic and NASA, the two parties will engage in research and development on a future generation of ultra-high-speed – or ‘high Mach’ – aircraft.

“This is a continuation of a long-standing relationship between Aerion Supersonic and NASA,” said Aerion’s Chairman, President & CEO, Tom Vice. “At Aerion our vision is to build a future where humanity can travel between any two points on our planet within three hours. This partnership will enable the development of technologies that will help realize ultra-high-speed point-to-point global mobility solutions in the Mach 3-5 range.”

“This collaboration will also improve United States competitiveness in efforts to produce technically feasible and commercially viable passenger aircraft for high Mach point-to-point travel. We have made significant progress on the design of our AS2® supersonic business jet which will begin production in 2023 and this agreement with NASA will significantly add to the work our company is doing on our next generation AS3TM passenger jet.”

Specifically studying commercial flight in the Mach 3-5 range, the collaboration will be used to evaluate the parametric suitability of propulsion and thermal management technologies. Through a joint assessment, the impact of Mach 3+ speed regimes will be explored to also establish solutions for enabling technologies in respect of integrated power generation and cabin systems.

“NASA Langley seeks to enable the next generation of commercial air transport by generating innovative concepts, capabilities, and technologies for revolutionary advances to improve efficiency and reduce environmental impact. NASA’s Hypersonic Technology Project (HTP) is looking forward to working with Aerion in the pursuit of developing these hypersonic technologies to advance future civilian transportation,” said Shelly Ferlemann, associate project manager for HTP at NASA.

Aerion will use the unique aerodynamic optimization tools developed by its in-house technologies company which are facilitating development of the AS2®, the world’s first sustainable supersonic business jet, to conduct technology assessments on future concepts and aid a transition to the faster aircraft of tomorrow. This is the third such collaboration between Aerion and NASA, dating back to 2012.

The AS2® supersonic business jet is Aerion’s starting point in pursuit of faster point-to-point travel, to be followed by the AS3TM passenger jet, forming the basis of a future range of high Mach aircraft. 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, beginning in 2023. 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 aircraft.

 

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About Aerion:

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

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.

 

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About Aerion:

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 Rosen:

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.

www.rosenaviation.com

  • Haskell to lead design and build of Aerion Park in Melbourne, Florida
  • Work underway to prepare 110+ acre site for major construction work to take place through 2021-22
  • New state-of-the-art development to home production of the world’s first supersonic business jet – the AS2 – from 2023

Melbourne, FL – January 25, 2021 – Supersonic aircraft company, Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology has confirmed the finalization of an agreement with Haskell, one of the industry’s foremost integrated design, engineering and construction firms, as the design-build lead for the development of Aerion Park. The new state-of-the-art campus will form Aerion’s global headquarters and will home production of the AS2 business jet from 2023.

“Aerion Park represents the future of sustainable supersonic flight, right here in Melbourne, Florida,” says Tom Vice, Aerion’s Chairman, President & CEO. “The Park will be home to innovation, cutting-edge aircraft construction and the most environmentally sustainable facility of its type anywhere in the world.”

“We look forward to continuing our partnership with Haskell over the years ahead to realize our vision and bring a new, sustainable means of supersonic flight to reality in a truly integrated campus that is Aerion Park – a home that our team and the local community can be very proud of.”

Aerion Park will be located on more than 110 acres of the Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) campus and among a growing cluster of aerospace and technology companies on Florida’s Space Coast. The Park will incorporate the company’s new global headquarters plus an integrated campus for research, design, production and interior completions of the company’s AS2 supersonic business jet and future derivative aircraft.

“We’ve been working with Aerion for several years on the mission to create this transformative product and we couldn’t possibly be more aligned on the objectives of sustainability and the application of so many new technologies in facilities, manufacturing and transportation,” said Paul Raudenbush, Senior Vice President of Planning and Development for Haskell’s Infrastructure & Transportation delivery group. “This site will incorporate more sophisticated requirements than any site recently developed, so it’s perfectly located in Florida’s Space Coast region.”

“We only get a few chances in our brief careers to be involved in something that’s really revolutionary and important to the world, so the entire Haskell team is deeply excited about this partnership and the challenging objective to create the most sustainable manufacturing facility in the world.”

Haskell offers client-focused solutions in the infrastructure and transportation; consumer and packaged goods; and federal and healthcare sectors. A global network of experts provides planning, architectural, engineering, construction and consulting services to clients and communities in locations across the United States, Latin America and Asia.

Just as the AS2 private jet seeks to deliver carbon neutral flight, the home in which it will be created aims to be the most environmentally sustainable of its kind in the aerospace sector. Aerion Park is planned to be powered by clean energy – using the very latest in photovoltaic solar technology to generate energy for manufacturing. On-site electric vehicle charging stations will also be installed and rainwater that lands on the campus reused. Recycled materials will be used in the construction of Aerion Park wherever possible, sourced locally to minimize emissions and the Park will be dedicated to creating zero waste.

Aerion has already established a temporary office location on the Orlando Melbourne International Airport campus to house a growing Florida-based employment base. Work on the new Park is underway, with major construction work commencing later this year ahead of the first AS2 aircraft flight test vehicle commencing production in 2023. Aerion plans to deliver 300 aircraft over ten years of production, supported by a growing domestic and international order backlog which now tops $7 billion.

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About Aerion:

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 Haskell:

Haskell, a pioneer in collaborative delivery, is a diverse team of architecture, engineering and construction professionals committed to living our values and advancing our clients, our communities, and our people. Haskell combines an unmatched depth of industry expertise with a corporate culture of transparency and integrity. The result is an extraordinary customer experience. Our global teams are driven by a spirit of innovation that allows us to operate in a highly anticipatory environment, working to connect forward-thinking design with sound construction practices. Learn more at www.haskell.com and @HaskellCo.

 

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  • Construction planning has begun at Aerion Park in Melbourne, Florida to prepare 110+ acre site for start of AS2 production in 2023
  • $300m investment will bring 675 new, high paying jobs to Florida by 2026
  • State-of-the-art Aerion Park development will incorporate company’s new global headquarters plus an integrated campus for research, design, production and interior completions of the company’s AS2 supersonic business aircraft
  • Aerion Park campus is being designed to include the latest in environmentally sustainable technologies
  • AS2 supersonic business jet customer order backlog now extends to $6.5 billion+

Melbourne, FL – December 10, 2020 – Supersonic aircraft company, Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology has started development at Aerion Park – the company’s future state-of-the-art global headquarters that will home production of the AS2 business jet from 2023.

Aerion Park – which will represent a capital investment of more than $300m in construction, machinery and equipment – will bring at least 675 new jobs in Florida by 2026 as the company ramps-up operations ahead of production of the AS2 private jet commencing in 2023. The company will be recruiting aircraft builders, designers, engineers, programmers and scientists while also expecting to enhance future employment in the wider mobility eco system.

“This is a truly exciting day for Aerion as we launch our new home and the future of sustainable supersonic flight here in Melbourne, Florida,” says Tom Vice, Aerion’s Chairman, President & CEO. “We are building the future of mobility – a future where humanity can travel between any two points on our planet in three hours or less. We will change the world and bring a new sustainable means of supersonic and hypersonic flight to reality and it will happen here, at Aerion Park.”

Aerion Park will be located on more than 110 acres of the Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) campus and among a growing cluster of aerospace and technology companies on Florida’s Space Coast. The Park will incorporate the company’s new global headquarters plus an integrated campus for research, design, production and interior completions of the company’s AS2 supersonic aircraft and future hypersonic aircraft.

Flanking the main site will be a new Aerion Customer Experience Center, from which customers will be able to directly access Orlando Melbourne International Airport’s runway. The new experience center will include a customer completions center and a full-size AS2 cabin mock-up, affording customers the opportunity to customize their chosen interior specifications in configuration, materials, colors and finishes.

“We are grateful and proud to be the home of Aerion’s new global headquarters where the AS2 business jet will come to life,” said Greg Donovan, A.A.E. executive director at Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB). “With more than $100m reinvested into our airfield over the last few years, our new runways and air traffic control tower are ready to support this revolution in supersonic flight. Aerion is a special part of our Space Coast community’s future and we are eager to see the path forward as we welcome the fine talent that will be joining our thriving aerospace campus at MLB.”

Just as the AS2 seeks to deliver carbon neutral flight, the home in which it will be created aims to be the most environmentally sustainable of its kind in the aerospace sector. Aerion Park is planned to be powered by clean energy – using the very latest in photovoltaic solar technology to generate energy for manufacturing. On-site electric vehicle charging stations will also be installed and rainwater that lands on the campus reused. Recycled materials will be used in the construction of Aerion Park wherever possible, sourced locally to minimize emissions and the Park will be dedicated to creating zero waste.

The campus will incorporate buildings spanning some two million sq. ft, including a vast aircraft assembly facility which is the equivalent size of fourteen football fields, plus a systems integration laboratory which will house the AS2 ‘Iron Bird’. Also included on the site will be engineering flight test headquarters. The facility will enable flight crews, mechanics and support personnel to fly AS2 aircraft in the certification flight test program as well as conduct serial production testing prior to customer delivery. Aerion intends to flight test the AS2 from the site, in the surrounding airspace, in supersonic testing corridors as well as at additional offsite locations.

“Aerion is an exciting place, fueled by entrepreneurs, creators and innovators,” adds Tom Vice. “We are building more than the airplane of tomorrow – we are building the global transportation networks of the future and we will seek the smartest, most creative and collaborative minds to join our team and our journey to tackle the toughest mobility challenges of the future.”

Aerion has already opened a temporary office location on the Orlando Melbourne International Airport campus to house a growing Florida-based employment base, while major construction work at Aerion Park will begin in 2021 ahead of the first AS2 aircraft flight test vehicle commencing production in 2023. Aerion plans to deliver 300 aircraft over ten years of production, supported by a growing domestic and international order backlog which now tops $6.5 billion+.

The AS2 supersonic private jet is the starting point in Aerion’s pursuit of faster and sustainable point-to-point travel. 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.

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  • Aerion expands sales network in China for its AS2 supersonic business jet
  • Aerion & Avion Pacific sign strategic Asia Pacific marketing and sales agreement
  • Aerion secure multi-aircraft order in China extending company’s global order backlog for the AS2 to $6.5 billion+

Reno, NV – 9 December 2020 – Supersonic aircraft company, Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology and Avion Pacific a leader in general aviation services in Asia have enter into a strategic collaboration which aligns the two companies to expand Aerion’s Asia Pacific presence and deliver ultra-luxury supersonic flight to customers in the region.

The new partnership amplifies Aerion’s global reach and opens a gateway to Asia through Avion Pacific’s eminent position as market leader in private aviation services across Asia. Avion has placed a multi-aircraft order for the AS2 supersonic business jet, which commences production in 2023. This order represents the first AS2 customers in China and extends Aerion’s global order backlog for the AS2 to a value of more than $6.5 billion.

“This partnership signals another major milestone as we look to establish Aerion as the definitive global name in supersonic travel”, says Aerion Chairman, President & CEO, Tom Vice. “We are delighted to welcome Avion Pacific to our ever-expanding global team and look forward to our future collaboration as we bring a new era in sustainable supersonic travel, encapsulated in a unique luxury user experience to customers around the world.”

The AS2 will seamlessly combine sustainable supersonic flight with a new standard in luxury experience, yielding time savings of more than five hours on certain trans-pacific routes relative to other ultra-long-range aircraft.

As a preferred partner, Avion Pacific will collaborate with Aerion to offer expert Asia Pacific market intelligence and also support ongoing sales and marketing efforts as Aerion continues to build a presence in the region.

Since its inception in 1993, Avion Pacific has been at the forefront of business and general aviation growth in China and the Asia Pacific. Headquartered in Shenzhen, but with offices in major Asian cities, Avion Pacific’s services include fixed and rotary aircraft sales and distribution, special project consulting and support, aircraft flight services, spare parts distribution, aircraft leasing and financing and advanced rotary crew training and support.

“We are excited and honored to be partners with Aerion and to be at the forefront of introducing supersonic travel to the Asia Pacific region. The AS2 offers Asian clients significant travel time savings, with a leap forward in luxury & cabin experience, in the first carbon neutral aircraft. The AS2 is an aircraft that will shape the future of private aviation in Asia and globally and we at Avion Pacific wanted to be part of that” says Avion Pacific Chairman, Wu Zhendong.

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 supersonic aircraft.

 

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About Aerion:

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 Avion Pacific:

Avion Pacific is positioned as a leader in China’s General Aviation service industry and offers holistic & international General Aviation services, products & operating platforms. A dynamic company formed to help bridge the business opportunities between the emerging Chinese General Aviation market and the Western aviation community, Avion Pacific formed a strategic partnership with SEACOR Holdings Inc. in 2006 to expand its technical expertise, market reach to Asia and add significant financial strength. More information can be found at www.avionpacific.com

Reno, NV: December 2, 2020 – Supersonic aircraft company, Aerion, the leader in supersonic technology, today released behind-the-scenes footage of the AS2 business jet undergoing recent wind tunnel validation.

The AS2 business jet recently completed a major program milestone 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.

Aerion’s high speed testing – captured in this new film – 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.

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 ahead of production start in 2023.

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.

  • 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.