Exclusive: Aerion’s AS2 supersonic private jet is in jeopardy

AS2 supersonic jet

Two sources tell Private Jet Card Comparisons that Aerion is informing customers it plans to cease operations

Aerion says, it “is now taking the appropriate steps in consideration of this ongoing financial environment.”

The much-talked-about Aerion supersonic private jet program looks to be running into headwinds. The AS2 is supposed to carry eight to 10 passengers. Its range of 4,200 nautical miles at Mach 1.4, about 1,000 miles per hour, would cut the flying time between New York and London to just over three hours.

However, two sources tell Private Jet Card Comparisons that Aerion is ceasing operations after failing to raise enough money. The sources both said the company has been informing customers over the past several days.

Set Jet’s private jet by-the-seat is more JetSmarter but competing with JSX

Set Jet private jet by the seat

Set Jet is offering a by-the-seat model aboard true private jets like JetSmarter, but it’s competing against new models like JSX

Scottsdale-based SetJet wants to go where JetSmarter went, hopefully with lots of publicity but none of the lawsuits. In trying to attract customers from the first-class cabin of American Airlines, it is also competing against other by-the-seat semiprivate options like JSX and Surf Air.

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