Aerion Announces Details for 50-Passenger AS3 Written 30 March 2021


Aerion AS2 December 2017 configuration. | Wikipedia; Fair Use

Aviation International News reports that Aerion announced the initial details for its second aircraft Monday. More details on the 50-passenger Mach 4-plus AS3 are expected later this year, but Aerion “sketched out a goal of reaching near-hypersonic speeds and a 7,000-nm range.” The company projects the aircraft to fly before the end of the decade and said that it would build on the AS2, which is anticipated to be in service by then. According to Aerion, the AS3 will benefit from the company’s ongoing partnership with NASA’s Langley Research Center.
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