The two parties will engage in research and development on a future generation of ultra-high-speed, or high-Mach, aircraft.
“This is a continuation of a long-standing relationship between Aerion Supersonic and NASA,” said Aerion’s Chairman, President & CEO, Tom Vice. “At Aerion our vision is to build a future where humanity can travel between any two points on our planet within three hours. This partnership will enable the development of technologies that will help realize ultra-high-speed point-to-point global mobility solutions in the Mach 3-5 range.”
Specifically studying commercial flight in the Mach 3-5 range, the collaboration will be used to evaluate the parametric suitability of propulsion and thermal management technologies. Through a joint assessment, the impact of Mach 3+ speed regimes will be explored to also establish solutions for enabling technologies in respect of integrated power generation and cabin systems.
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