Supersonic Business Jet

Aerion abandons the supersonic race

Aerion Supersonic abruptly announced it would cease its activities for lack of funding to develop its Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet project....


Head of Rostec calls Russian supersonic bizjet „unprofitable”

Russian supersonic business jet project is going to be unprofitable unless it finds investors from the UAE, admits Sergei Chemezov, the head of Rostec....


Passenger fighter jets: craziest airliners to never fly | Best of 2020

Turning fighter jets into airliners seems crazy. Yet, it was tried many times, with manufacturers striving to put passenger cabins into military planes....


Aerion completes wind tunnel testing of supersonic business jet

The supersonic jet maker Aerion announced it completed high and low-speed wind tunnel testing of its AS2 business jet....


Supersonic jet, a smokescreen for Virgin Galactic losses?

A lot of news lately came from Richard Branson’s space-conquering venture Virgin Galactic, including the new spaceship cabin, new supersonic aircraft, and even the announcement of the first spaceflight of the founder himself. The company normally comes to public attention once every few months. Such an amount of publicity is rather unusual. Could it be that there is a reason behind that?...


Spike bids on selling its supersonic aircraft to major airlines

Spike Aerospace, one of the major ventures that strive to bring back commercial supersonic flight, has hired former Virgin Australia CEO John Thomas in hopes to broaden the appeal of company’s exclusive product....


Tupolev Tu-144 becomes the first commercial plane reaching Mach 2

Tu-144 was the first supersonic passenger aircraft developed by Tupolev Design Bureau in the 60s in the Soviet Union. Often compared to its Western counterpart, Aerospatiale / BAC Concorde, the Tupolev Tu- 144 was the largest and heaviest transport aircraft in aviation history that reached Mach 2 speed on May 26, 1970....


Supersonic drama: Aerion changes partners from Lockheed to Boeing

It is becoming increasingly harder to keep up with all the latest developments in the industry-wide efforts to revive faster than the speed of sound air travel. Everyone wants to get hold of the lucrative market of future supersonic passenger flight: from plane makers, aerospace and defense companies to even national space agencies. Having recently made a “significant investment” in Aerion, Boeing is keen on bringing the AS2 supersoni...


First supersonic business jet on track to fly in 2023

Supersonic jet maker Aerion revealed a concrete timeline for the final stages in the development of its first supersonic business jet – the AS2 – saying it is “on track” for first test flight in 2023. ...