Aerion's Supersonic Business Jet. Goodbye, New York. Bonjour, Paris.

What is Aerion's supersonic business jet (SBJ)? It's progressive, demonstrated wing technology. It's proven Pratt & Whitney propulsion systems. It's existing structural materials, manufacturing techniques and in-flight systems. It's an evolutionary solution with revolutionary results.

Specifications

The highly swept wing defined 20th century aviation. But now, in the 21st century, the Aerion wing is on the rise. Explore this exhilarating new generation of aviation with us.

Maximum cruise speed: Mach 1.6
Long-range cruise (supersonic): Mach 1.5
Boomless cruise (supersonic): Mach 1.1 to 1.2
High-speed cruise (subsonic): Mach .99
Long-range cruise (subsonic): Mach .95
Maximum takeoff weight: 90,000 lb
Basic operating weight: 45,100 lb
Maximum fuel: 45,400 lb
Engines: Two PW JT8D-200 series
Thrust: Flat rated to 19,600 lb
Wing area: 1,200 sq ft
Approach speed: 120 kts*
Balanced field length: < 6,000 ft
Landing distance, wet runway: 3,460 ft
Range (NBAA IFR): > 4,000 nm
Ceiling: 51,000 ft
* Typical end of mission weight

Global missions

We realize that the world is moving faster. Much faster. And we know that time is your greatest investment. Whether your flight is completed at subsonic speeds, maximum supersonic cruise or some combination thereof, range is constant and destinations are closer.

Our faster future translates to your faster connections.

From New York, Aerion reaches all of Europe and Brazil. Asia is just one stop away.

New York to Miami. Aerion: 1:30. Subsonic: 2:30.
New York to Los Angeles. Aerion: 4:15. Subsonic: 5:00.
New York to Paris. Aerion: 4:15. Subsonic: 7:15.
New York to Asia. Aerion: 9:30. Subsonic: 14:30.

From Dubai, Aerion reaches all of Europe and most of Asia nonstop. One stop away? The United States.

Dubai to Singapore. Aerion: 4:15. Subsonic: 8:00.
Dubai to Tokyo. Aerion: 7:45. Subsonic: 9:45.
Dubai to London. Aerion: 5:00. Subsonic: 6:45.
Dubai to New York. Aerion: 9:30. Subsonic: 14:30.

Consistent with our competitive commitment, Aerion's operating costs will be equivalent to many of today's large business jets, thus at last and forever overcoming supersonic flight's greatest obstacle.

Cabin comfort

You may be traveling at Mach 1.6, but inside Aerion's supersonic business jet (SBJ), life slows down a bit. A cabin length of 30 feet allows for three seating areas, a full galley and a comfortable lavatory. Its height, 6.2 feet, and width, 6.5 feet, make it comparable to other midsize jets. Arrangements for up to 12 passengers are possible. High-speed travel is yours without sacrificing high-end amenities.

At supersonic speeds, you won't spend many hours here. But they could still be among your most enjoyable.

Propulsion

You won't see us grounded by another of supersonic flight's greatest obstacles – finding a suitable engine – because ours is already in widespread use. We teamed with Pratt & Whitney to adapt their ubiquitous JT8D-200 series engine, which is de-rated to 19,600 pounds of maximum static thrust for Stage 4 noise compliance. Pratt & Whitney projects initial TBO for these engines to be 3,000 hours.*

The JT8D also meets the latest ICAO standards for nitrogen oxide emissions and noise regulations and will cruise at a maximum altitude of 51,000 feet, placing it in the lowest part of the stratosphere and avoiding cruise in the fragile ozone layer.

*Based on Pratt & Whitney analyses assuming 60 percent supersonic flight time.

Airframe structure

No exotic structural materials or manufacturing techniques are required. The Aerion NLF wing will be constructed of carbon epoxy with a coated metal leading edge for erosion resistance. The fuselage, empennage and nacelles will be a combination of aluminum and composite materials. And the supersonic business jet (SBJ) will leverage fly-by-wire flight control, which provides greater flexibility in systems routing, failure redundancy and service access, as well as reducing maintenance and weight.

While Aerion's NLF wing design is the core technological revolution of the SBJ, we have also obtained patents for fuselage contours, inlets, engine expansion nozzles and other aerodynamic features.