- Private aviation and fractional-ownership leader NetJets has obtained purchase rights for 20 AS2 supersonic jets from manufacturer Aerion.
- With each plane priced at $120 million, the total value of the deal is $2.4 billion and extends Aerion’s global order backlog to more than $10 billion.
- The order announcement came with the news that NetJets and Aerion are partnering with FlightSafety International to establish a new global Supersonic Training Academy for pilots of the AS2.
- The AS2 will seat 8 to 12 passengers and travel at a top speed of Mach 1.4 (1,000+ mph) and reach London from New York in 4.5 hours. (Current flight time between those cities is about 7 hours.)
- The AS2 will…