Florida-based supersonic jet company Aerion announced that they have developed jet aircraft that can travel at a speed of approximately 5 thousand kilometers per hour. It was stated that the capacity of the aircraft, called AS3TM and announced to reach Mach 4+ speed, will be a maximum of 50 people. If the aircraft, which is stated to be available for sale as 300 from 2027, goes into operation, the 9-hour flight will be reduced to 2.5 hours.
Florida-based supersonic jet firm Aerion has released the first image of the AS3TM aircraft capable of reaching Mach 4+ speeds.
Aerion, the developer company about the aircraft, which is announced to go at a speed of approximately 5 thousand kilometers per hour, said that the conceptualization studies ‘built on the requests from potential customers’ are ongoing.
It was stated that the time was over nine hours when flying from Los Angeles to Tokyo by normal plane, and it was underlined that this time will decrease to 2.5 hours with the introduction of the AS3TM aircraft.
Aerion, the developer company about the AS3TM aircraft, which will have a capacity of up to 50 passengers, said, “As a company, we will combine revolutionary advances in technology to increase the efficiency of our aircraft and reduce the environmental impact of supersonic flight.”
While it was stated that the aircraft is planned to be available from 2027, Aerion announced earlier this year that Nasa has expanded its ongoing partnership with the Langley Research Center in order to accelerate the realization of commercial high-speed flight and faster travel, especially to examine commercial flight at speeds in the range of Mach 3-5.
“Our vision at Aerion is to build a future where humanity can travel between any two points on our planet in three hours,” said Tom Vice, President and CEO of Aerion. “Supersonic flight is the starting point, but this is just the beginning.”
“To truly revolutionize global mobility as we know it today, we must push the limits of what is possible. AS3TM is the next step in our long-term technology roadmap, ”he said.“ The aircraft will bring Aerion’s high Mach speeds capability to a wider audience. “We look forward to sharing more of our design later this year.”
It was also stated that the supersonic jet company Aerion is preparing to launch the AS2 business jet, which can travel at a speed of one thousand miles / hour (approximately 1,600 km / h) before the AS3TM takes to the sky.
It has been reported that the jet, which will be produced in Aerion Park in Melbourne, Florida, USA, will be used as of 2027.