by Kerry Lynch
– December 9, 2020, 9:00 AM
Aerion Supersonic has secured its first commitment for its new AS2 aircraft from China under a marketing and sales agreement with Avion Pacific that covers multiple aircraft and pushes the value of the order backlog of the supersonic business jet to more than $6.5 billion.
While announcing the agreement on Wednesday morning, Aerion did not disclose the number of aircraft involved but the deal is among orders that have helped significantly push up the value of the backlog this year. The company’s backlog was in the $3 billion range just six months ago.
Aerion plans to begin assembly of the AS2 in . . .