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CNBC – January 16, 2020 – Jet builder Aerion expects to fly silent supersonic planes by 2024, unlocking a $40 billion market

Posted on January 18, 2020


Jet builder Aerion expects to fly silent supersonic planes by 2024, unlocking a $40 billion market

PUBLISHED THU, JAN 16 20202:00 PM EST
UPDATED THU, JAN 16 20204:19 PM EST

By Michael Sheetz @THESHEETZTWEETZ

NEW YORK CITY – Supersonic air travel is only a few years from returning if a small U.S. company succeeds in developing its next-generation jet.

Nevada-based Aerion expects to begin flying its AS2 supersonic jet by 2024, the company’s CEO Tom Vice said on Thursday, speaking at a UBS conference in New York City.

In addition to flying nearly twice as fast as a commercial aircraft, Aerion developed a patented technology it calls “boomless cruise.” This means AS2 would…

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