Aerion Supersonic selects design partner
Posted on 18 Jan 2020 and read 759 times
Aerion Supersonic has selected GKN Aerospace to design the tail assembly and the electrical wiring and interconnection systems (EWIS) for the AS2 supersonic business jet.
Design activities have already started on-site at Aerion in Reno (Nevada) and at GKN Aerospace’s engineering
centres in the Netherlands and Romania.
GKN Aerospace (www.gknaerospace.com
) is a leading multi-technology Tier One aerospace company that develops, builds and supplies an extensive range of advanced aerospace systems, components and technologies.
Aerion’s AS2 is the first-ever privately built supersonic commercial aircraft. The 12-passenger business jet is scheduled to begin flight testing in 2024.
Aerion CEO Tom Vice (www.aerionsupersonic.com
) said: “Aligning with industry-leading partners is key to making sustainable supersonic travel a reality.
"GKN Aerospace brings more than 100 years of aerospace development and extraordinary aerostructures expertise, including thermoplastic composites and electrical wiring systems, to our AS2 supersonic business aircraft.”