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(CNN)   I don't look forward to Florida Man getting behind the stick of this new jet   (cnn.com) divider line
    More: Florida, Supersonic, Aircraft, Airliner, AS2 jet promises, Aircraft noise, Concorde, US planemaker Aerion, Aerodynamics  
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2021-01-25 10:50:40 PM  
I don't know why they don't go by Aerion SuperSonic.
Also, we've seen this before:
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/ASFAIK it never fought any stars
 
2021-01-25 11:04:47 PM  
It's the successor to the Concorde, but it only seats 8-12?  IIRC, the Concorde was an airliner, not a private jet.
 
2021-01-26 2:56:32 AM  
I know I've seen this in more than one cartoon:

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2021-01-26 4:10:53 AM  

Cafe Threads: I know I've seen this in more than one cartoon:

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Jonny Quest?
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Fun Fact: It was called the "Dragonfly".
 
2021-01-26 6:15:33 AM  
It's tiny.
 
2021-01-26 11:07:03 AM  
The 8-12 passenger AS2 business jet will travel at Mach 1.4 (more than 1,000 mph), which means it could shave three and a half hours off standard journey times from New York to Cape Town, and more than four hours off trips between JFK and Singapore and JFK and Sydney.

So it looks like they're shooting for not only supersonic speeds but also long range, and sacrificing passenger load. That's going to be an insanely expensive trip...
 
2021-01-26 11:32:31 AM  
A lot of companies own buildings or land on which to build buildings.  I will be more interested when they have a working prototype.
 
2021-01-26 1:09:11 PM  

Arkanaut: The 8-12 passenger AS2 business jet will travel at Mach 1.4 (more than 1,000 mph), which means it could shave three and a half hours off standard journey times from New York to Cape Town, and more than four hours off trips between JFK and Singapore and JFK and Sydney.

So it looks like they're shooting for not only supersonic speeds but also long range, and sacrificing passenger load. That's going to be an insanely expensive trip...


Depends on how efficient they can make it.  After all, private/business jets are a thing.  If you can get the fuel consumption within a reasonable distance of something like a Learjet on a gallons per mile basis, I'm sure there are people willing to pay a bit of a premium for being in a cramped metal tube for a few hours less.
 
2021-01-26 3:18:24 PM  
On the subject of Florida Manpiloting an aircraft:

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