Setting the Pace
Aerion introduces a near doubling of speed capability.
Setting top speed at Mach 1.5 (versus Mach 2 for the Concorde) simplifies the design and certification process, lowers development cost and end cost to users.
Overland, the AS2 cruises efficiently at Mach 0.95, faster than any jet today, and without producing a sonic boom.
BOOMLESS CRUISE(sm) flight is feasible at speeds up to Mach 1.2, depending on atmospheric conditions, principally temperature and wind. Post certification, Aerion will work with certifying authorities to approve this cruise capability.
PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES & SPECIFICATIONS
Max operating speed:1.5 Mach
LRC, supersonic: 1.4 Mach
BOOMLESS CRUISEsm: 1.1 – 1.2 Mach
LRC, subsonic: .95 Mach
Max range IFR, Mach 1.4: 4,750nm / 8,797km
Max range IFR, Mach 0.95: 5,300nm / 9,816km
BFL at ISA S.L.: 7,500ft / 2,286m
MTOW: 121,000lbs / 54,884kg
BOW: 57,801lb / 26.218kg
Wing Area: 1,350sqft / 125sqm
Max height: 6ft 2in / 1.9m
Max width: 7ft 6in / 2.2m
Cabin length: 30ft / 9.1m
Length: 170ft / 51.8m
Width / Wingspan: 61ft / 18.6m
Height: 22ft / 6.7m