Aerion's Supersonic Journey Leads it to Boeing's Doorstep
February 6, 2019 - by Jon Ostrower for The Air Current
Supersonic civil aircraft are back on Boeing's agenda. The company has joined forces with Aerion and its quest to bring a supersonic business jet to the sky. Boeing announced Tuesday it has delivered a "significant investment" to Aerion's coffers "to accelerate technology development and aircraft design and unlock supersonic air travel for new markets." Terms weren't disclosed, but Reno, Nev.-based Aerion has said that it would eventually need as much as $4 billion to complete its 12-person AS2.
Boeing is Aerion's latest, and apparently its most serious, suitor...