Aerion Corp, who have partnered with Airbus to develop a Supersonic jet, say that the jet is expected to fly New York to London in only 4.5 hours. Standard jets on this route currently take around 7 hours
Aerion has also secured its first customer for the AS2 Supersonic private jet. Flexjet who run a business jet service have ordered 20 supersonic jet planes for its business services at an estimated cost of $2.4 billion. The cost of each individual AS2 jet is coming in at $120 million per plane. The AS2 is deigned to carry just 8-12 passengers and has a top speed of Mach 1.5. Flexjet should take delivery of these little beauties in 2023.
Read more about the latest Supersonic jet news from both Aerion and it’s competitor Spike Aerospace, as well as my own airline reviews.
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