Aerion Supersonic, a Boeing-backed start-up company that joined the race to be the first supersonic passenger jet on the market since the legendary Concorde, has officially ceased operations, after struggling to secure necessary financial investment. Aerion’s AS2 business jet was vying to be the first supersonic aircraft to enter commercial service in 51 years, as
Supersonic jet maker Aerion has reportedly confirmed orders for 20 of its AS2 supersonic business jets by private aircraft firm NetJets, as well as the launch of a new supersonic aircraft training facility. The AS2 is vying to become the first supersonic aircraft to enter commercial service in 51 years, as well as the world’s
The return of supersonic commercial flights moved a step closer after the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) proposed new rules for takeoff and landing noise standards.
This Australian Aviation feature story looks how technology is helping usher in the dawn of a new supersonic era for air travel.