Jun 2, 2021

Can the Dream of Supersonic Flight Survive the Collapse of Aerion?

Aerion had booked orders for its AS2 supersonic business jet and secured the backing of aerospace experts such as Boeing, GE Aviation, and Spirit AeroSystems. But that wasn’t enough, and when it failed to secure much-needed new investment to bring the aircraft to market, the company was forced to shut down. AIN senior editor Kerry Lynch explains what went wrong and where the aviation industry’s supersonic ambitions may go from here.

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