Quiet supersonic jet maker Ariane – Companies are learning directly about the challenges of building cool supersonic jets. Both Florida Today and CNBC report that the Aerion Supersonic is taking off suddenly.
The company produces the cool supersonic commercial planes. It had trouble securing funds in the “current financial environment” and was going through “reasonable steps” in the light of the situation.
The company focused its attention on AS2, which was previously billed as a privately designed supersonic business jet. It was meant to cruise at speeds of more than 1,000MPH, without sound booms and cabin noise plaguing planes like the Concorde.
It was supposed to fly by 2024 and enter service by 2024. Arion had several high-profile partners, including Boeing and GE, and received accolades from the Governor of Florida. It’s been unveiled to build a factory at Orlando Melbourne International Airport.
Arion didn’t say what would happen to the company’s assets after the shutdown. The company was recently talking of new development by the end of April.
This isn’t the end of private supersonic air travel. Boom Supersonic is still developing its Overture airliner with hopes of passenger flights by 2029.
But this is also not surprising. The design of the planes is expensive by nature, and is especially true for such cutting-edge technology”Arion. Said it’d take $4 billion to develop the AS2.
While the COVID-19 epidemic seems to be easing, air travel is far from public reluctance and a definite investment among fast-moving companies from home. The audience for these jets isn’t as large as it was a few years ago, and it may not be for some time to come.