In a partnership deal between Aerion and Airbus, the Aerion AS2 jet is likely to become a reality. The aircraft has been advertised as a supersonic jet that would revolutionize travel, including providing a flight from London to New York in just 4 hours. The aircraft is expected to be able to travel an incredible top speed of Mach 1.6, or 1200 miles per hour, with cruising speeds being lower at around Mach 1.1. Aerion expects to begin test flights in 2019 with business use beginning in 2021.
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