Aerion Taking Orders for AS2 Supersonic Bizjet

The concept jet has a staggering price tag but promises unparalleled capabilities.

Aerion announced at EBACE that it is taking position orders for its AS2 supersonic bizjet project and announced pricing for the jet, along with details on the sales program.

Aerion said that it is strengthening its ties with Airbus in a joint definition phase. The first 50 customers, Aerion said, will get preferential pricing and other benefits, though it declined to specify what those perks would be.

Pricing for those first 50 jets is set at $120 million, a stratospheric figure to be sure but one that might attract a good deal of business. There are a number of jets that cost in excess of $60 million, with strong sales. Gulfstream has already delivered 110 of its G650 ultra-long-range jets.

Aerion also announced the addition of industry veteran Ernie Edwards as its new senior vp and chief commercial officer. Most recently, Edwards headed sales at Embraer Business Aircraft.

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