Aerion Supersonic

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Supersonic dream team

At Aerion our supersonic aircraft company leadership team has made key contributions in aerospace, engineering, and beyond — from designing hypersonic vehicles to closing the sales of commercial airplanes for the world’s largest airlines.

Despite these accomplishments, we’ve embraced our challenger mentality from day one, recognizing that our mission to revolutionize global air travel and shatter the status quo is no easy task.

We each dream big, but we each know how to make big ideas come to life. And now we are working together to make Aerion a world-changing leader in supersonic flight.

We hope you will join us for the sustainable supersonic revolution.

Tom Vice
Chairman, President,
and Chief Executive Officer
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Dr. Richard Tracy
Founder, Chief Technology Officer, and EVP technology & advanced programs
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Matthew Mejía
Chief Financial Officer and EVP Strategy & Investor Relations
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Steve Berroth
Chief operating officer and EVP aircraft development
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Lisa Holden
Chief human resources officer and
EVP culture & talent
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Alex Egeler
EVP software
and design platforms
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Matt Cram
Chief Commercial Officer and EVP Sales & Marketing
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Bissell Smith
Chief Information Officer and
EVP Enterprise Systems
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Doug Coleman
General Counsel and EVP Governance & Compliance
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Gene Holloway
Chief Sustainability Officer and EVP Environment & Sustainability
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Stew Miller
EVP Strategic Systems
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Kristi Finney
Chief of Staff
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Our partners & suppliers



In February 2019, Aerion announced a partnership with Boeing, the world’s largest aerospace company. The two organizations share a common vision of a sustainable, environmentally responsible supersonic future. Together they are developing the AS2 as the first step to unlocking supersonic air travel for new markets. Boeing and Aerion engineers are working together on the AS2 design, with Boeing providing financial, engineering, manufacturing, and flight-test resources to Aerion. “Together with Boeing, we’re creating a faster, more connected future with tremendous possibilities for enhancing humanity’s productivity and potential,” according to Aerion Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Vice.


AffinityTM — the first civil supersonic engine in 55 years

Aerion and GE unveiled the AS2’s AffinityTM supersonic engine in 2018, a new turbofan optimized with proven GE technology for supersonic flight. The Affinity is a new class of medium-bypass-ratio engines. It provides exceptional and balanced performance across subsonic, transonic, and supersonic speeds.

GE’s Affinity is a twin-shaft, twin-fan powerplant controlled by a next-generation full authority digital engine control (FADEC) for enhanced dispatch reliability and onboard diagnostics. It is designed to enable efficient supersonic flight over water and efficient subsonic flight over land without requiring modifications to existing regulations. The engine is designed to meet today’s stringent subsonic LTO noise levels and exceed all current supersonic and most subsonic emission levels.


A global leader in aerostructures

Aerion and Spirit AeroSystems announced in February 2019 an agreement for the preliminary design of the AS2’s forward, pressurized fuselage. Spirit AeroSystems is a recognized industry leader in advanced composite manufacturing. Spirit offers proven knowledge and experience to adapt composite materials for use in fuselages, nacelles, and wing structures. It builds major composite structures for the Boeing 777 and Boeing 787.


Pioneering the flight deck of the future

Aerion and Honeywell plan to revolutionize the flight deck, with an advanced version of Honeywell’s Primus Epic avionics system. Honeywell Primus Epic avionics are currently standard equipment on leading business and regional jet platforms, and in service on nearly 5,000 aircraft in 20 different models. Primus Epic has accrued 30 million-plus flight hours. In addition, Honeywell mission processors, displays, sensors, radio altimeters, radar, and flight control systems have been enabling thousands of supersonic military jets for decades.


Full Landing Gear & Nacelle Design

Two Safran companies have already joined the project to support the AS2. Safran Landing Systems will design the complete braking and landing gear system, from main and nose landing gears, to wheels and brakes, including extension / retraction, monitoring and steering systems, at their engineering centers in Canada and France. Safran Nacelles will design the AS2 nacelles, including the engines’ inlets, fan cowl doors and thrust reverser in France.


Empennage and Electrical Wiring & Interconnection Systems

GKN Aerospace will design the empennage and the electrical wiring and interconnection systems (EWIS) for the AS2. Design activities have already started on-site at Aerion in Reno, Nevada and in GKN Aerospace’s engineering centers in the Netherlands and Romania. GKN Aerospace is a leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier company, specializing in developing, building and supplying an extensive range of advanced aerospace systems, components and technologies.


Mid-Fuselage Design & Development

Aernnova, a leading aerostructures company specialized in the design and manufacturing of aerostructures and components such as wings, empennages and fuselage sections, will support the design of the mid-fuselage of the AS2. The 12 passenger business jet, and first-ever privately built supersonic commercial aircraft, is scheduled to begin flight testing in 2024.


Aircraft Doors

Potez Aéronautique is a world-class manufacturer of complex aerostructure assemblies and one of the leading specialists in Design and Build work packages for aircraft doors.

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Latest News

  • February 3, 2020
    Aerion Supersonic Begins Concept Development for the U.S. Defense Market
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  • January 23, 2020
    Proven Investment Executive, Matthew Mejía, joins Aerion Supersonic as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Strategy & Investor Relations
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  • December 23, 2019
    Aerion Supersonic Selects Potez Aéronautique As Supplier In The Development of AS2
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  • December 18, 2019
    Aerion Supersonic Announces Agreement with International High-Technology Group, Safran
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  • December 16, 2019
    Aerion Supersonic Selects GE Aviation as its Electrical Power System Provider for the AS2 Business Jet
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  • December 11, 2019
    Aerion Supersonic Selects Aernnova to Design and Develop Mid Fuselage for the AS2 Supersonic Business Jet
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  • December 11, 2019
    Aerion Supersonic Selects GKN Aerospace as a Global Design and Manufacturing Partner
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  • December 2, 2019
    Acclaimed Industrial Designer, Tim Fagan, Joins Aerion Supersonic as Chief of Interior Design for the Company's Revolutionary Supersonic Business Jet
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  • April 19, 2019
    Aerion Appoints Matthew Cram Deputy General Counsel
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  • April 4, 2019
    Aerion Appoints Douglas Coleman General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Governance and Compliance
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  • March 18, 2019
    Aerion Appoints Hal Martin Vice President, Global Supply Chain
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  • March 6, 2019
    GAMA Announces Addition of Six Companies to Membership
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  • February 26, 2019
    Aerion Corporation Announces New Board of Directors
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  • February 21, 2019
    Aerion Selects Spirit AeroSystems for AS2 Supersonic Business Jet Program
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  • February 15, 2019
    Aerion Recruits Top Talent
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  • February 5, 2019
    Boeing Partners with Aerion to Accelerate Supersonic Travel
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  • January 23, 2019
    Berroth Named Chief Operating Officer
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  • October 15, 2018
    Aerion and Honeywell Revolutionize the Flight Deck
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  • October 15, 2018
    GE’s Affinity: The first civil supersonic engine in 55 years – launching a new era of efficient supersonic flight
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  • August 16, 2018
    Brian Barents Retires, Tom Vice Appointed Chief Executive Officer
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