The Aerion AS2 will now use a set of three smaller jet engines for quieter running, improved take-off performance, and longer range
The AS2 will be capable of a maximum speed of Mach 1.6
AS2 Side view
Aerion claims its SNLF wing design results in a 90 percent reduction in drag over more conventional swept or delta wing designs
Aerion SNLF wing compared to delta wing
Aerion digital analysis of supersonic airflow patterns.
With a 30-ft (9.1-m) cabin in a two-lounge configuration, cabin dimensions widen from entryway to the rear seating area where height is about 6.2 ft (1.9 m) and cabin width around 7.2 ft (2.2 m)
Aerion Corporation has upped the cabin size and added an extra engine to the first in its planned range of supersonic business jets currently on the drawing board. Designed with Supersonic Natural Laminar Flow (SNLF) wing technology that was tested in transonic wind tunnel tests and in NASA flight trials, the Aerion AS2 will now use a set of three smaller jet engines in place of its previous large two-jet design to provide quieter running, improved take-off performance, and longer range.
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