Aerion Supersonic today announced it has selected Aernnova to design and develop the mid fuselage, a major fuselage component, for the AS2 supersonic business jet.
Mr. Iñaki Lopez Gandasegui, Chairman & CEO of Aernnova, notes, “We are proud to be part of this unique and exciting supersonic business jet project with Aerion where we expect to bring our significant experience and expertise of over 25 years in developing, manufacturing, certifying and supporting aerospace composite structures.”
Aernnova, a leading aerostructures company specialized in the design and manufacturing of aerostructures and components such as wings, empennages and fuselage sections, will support the design of the mid-fuselage of the AS2. The 12 passenger business jet, and first-ever privately built supersonic commercial aircraft, is scheduled to begin flight testing in 2024.
“Aerion’s mission has always been to revolutionize global mobility and to do that, we need to bring on the best partners,” says Aerion CEO Tom Vice. “Aernnova has an impressive proven track record in the design and manufacture of complex composite aerostructure components that will be brought to our AS2 supersonic aircraft.”