November 17, 2015 - Aerion Corp has announced
that Flexjet will be inaugural fleet purchaser
of the Supersonic Business Jet, AS2.
Aerion has reported Flexjet has placed a firm
order for 20 of Aerion’s AS2 aircraft, which
will be the first commercially available
supersonic business jet since the retirement of
the Aérospatiale/British Aerospace Concorde and
Tupolev Tu-144 'Charger'.
The Aerion AS2 business jet has a top speed of
Mach 1.5, which is 67 percent faster than the
top cruise speeds of current or anticipated
long-range subsonic jets. The supersonic
business jet will be able to carrying between
eight to 12 passengers.