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Aerion’s AS2 silent supersonic jet aims to fly by 2024

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NEW YORK CITY – Supersonic air travel is only a few years from returning if a small U.S. company succeeds in developing its next-generation jet.

Nevada-based Aerion expects to begin flying its AS2 supersonic jet by 2024, the company’s CEO Tom Vice said on Thursday, speaking at a UBS conference in New York City.

In addition to flying nearly twice as fast as a commercial aircraft, Aerion developed a patented technology it calls “boomless cruise.” This means AS2 would fly without creating a sonic boom – one of many issues that plagued the supersonic Concorde jets of the past.

“It allow us to fly at supersonic speeds, taking advantage of an atmospheric phenomenology called ‘mach cut-off,'”…



Source cnbc.com

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