NetJets has obtained purchase rights for 20 AS2 supersonic business jets. Aerion’s global order backlog grows to $10 billion + ahead of a planned 2023 production start
Aerion signed a memorandum of understanding with NetJets and FlightSafety to explore wide-ranging cooperation
NetJets customers are set to break the speed of sound. The Berkshire Hathaway unit said it had obtained the right to purchase 20 Aerion AS2 supersonic private jets. The list price for the AS2 is $120 million. The order extends Aerion’s order book to over $10 billion. The new aircraft promises speeds of over 1,000 miles per hour.
Breaking the speed of sound is the top desire for private jet travelers surveyed by Business Jet Traveler
Respondents to Business Jet Traveler’s Readers’ Choice 2020 Survey want to break the sound barrier.
In the publication’s annual poll, 29% of respondents said they are most interested in supersonic business jets. That could bode well for Flexjet, the launch fleet customer of Aerion’s supersonic private jet, currently under development.
Flexjet LLC will be the first fleet operator to fly the next generation of supersonic private jets with a firm order for 20 planes, it was announced during a press conference at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention in Las Vegas.