Berroth Named Chief Operating Officer
Aerion, the leader in supersonic flight, has promoted Steve Berroth to the role of Chief Operating Officer and Program Manager of the AS2 Supersonic Business Jet. As Chief Operating Officer and Program Manager, Berroth brings leadership and 35 years of experience in large aerospace organizations and aircraft development programs.
Berroth joined Aerion in 2018. Previously, he worked at Northrop Grumman for 31 years in various leadership positions, including Director of Production Operations, Program Manager for numerous advanced aircraft and rotorcraft programs, and led flight test operations for several aircraft programs prior to his program manager responsibilities. He also served Triumph Aerospace Structures as Vice President of Metallic and Composite Components Programs and Operations. In that role, he led six site presidents with more than 3,000 employees in operating companies around the globe.
Berroth holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also a graduate of Defense Acquisition University Program Management at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and the University of Michigan’s Executive Program at the Ross School of Business. He is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Aerion is launching a supersonic renaissance and a sustainable supersonic future, one that will connect people across the planet more quickly with ever more capable supersonic aircraft. Aerion is developing the Mach 1.4 AS2 supersonic business jet. This 12- passenger jet will save travelers as much as three hours across the Atlantic and five hours across the Pacific. It is as much as 60 percent faster than today’s civil jets. Aerion plans to fly the AS2 in 2024 and achieve certification in 2025.