Boeing does a "significant investment" in the company out of Reno, in the state of Nevada, to help with the development, production and testing of the AS2, such as the supersonic plane is called. Also will Boeing single-supply parts for the unit. The amount Boeing exactly invests, the manufacturer does not disclose.Read also This year the first test flight supersonic aircraft, also widow of Steve Jobs invests in ‘new Concorde’
The AS2 is a narrow plane, which is a bit like a mini-Concorde. There is place for only twelve passengers. The aircraft would have a speed of mach 1,4, or about 1.700 kilometres per hour. On a trans-Atlantic flight was the supersonic plane is almost three hours faster than the current aircraft. A flight from London to New York with the AS2 takes less than 2,5 hours, as announced Aerion earlier.
Aerion put his plane in 2014. It was since then, all partnerships with General Electric for the engines and with Honeywell for the cockpit design. The American start-up aims with the AS2 on billionaires, heads of state and CEO's “for whom time is more important than money”. the