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Boeing Announces “Significant Investment” In Aerion’s Supersonic Business Jets

6 February 2019
Reuters reports that The Boeing Company announced Tuesday that it has made a sizable investment in “supersonic business jet developer Aerion, as the world’s biggest planemaker looks to tap into rising demand for high-end aircraft that can reduce travel time.” Boeing plans to provide engineering, manufacturing, “and flight testing services for Aerion’s $120 million supersonic business jet, which is slated for its first flight in 2023.” The aircraft is expected to fly at speeds “of up to Mach 1.4, or about 1,000 miles (1,610 km) per hour, 70 percent faster than conventional business jets.” GE Aviation recently “said it completed initial designs for the new Affinity turbofan engine, which will be used in Aerion’s AS2 jet, while Honeywell Aerospace has said it would develop the cockpit for the AS2.”(Image: Aerion SBJ model, background clipped Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
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