Aerion Supersonic begins concept development for AS2 for the US Defense Market

Aerion Supersonic has announced initial concept development for the AS2, the first high altitude supercruise aircraft for the US Defense market, the company said.

The AS2 can supercruise for 4,200nm at Mach 1.4 with a large payload at an altitude of 57,000 feet.

Stew Miller has been named Executive Vice President, Strategic Systems, and will oversee the segment of the company´s business that will develop and offer disruptive solutions to US government agencies, the Department of Defense and allied military customers.

Miller served 20 years in the US Navy as an aviator flying the F-14 Tomcat. Subsequently, he gained extensive experience developing numerous prototypes as an executive at Northrop Grumman Aerospace.

Aerion Corporation, a supersonic travel company, is pioneering a new generation of efficient, economical, and environmentally responsible supersonic aircraft. The Mach 1.4 AS2 business jet is scheduled to begin flight testing in 2024. Aerion entered into a partnership with Boeing in February 2019 to develop the AS2 and advance the supersonic market.