Company behind supersonic private jet breaks ground on $300M Florida headquarters
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Supersonic aircraft company Aerion broke ground on its new global headquarters in Melbourne, Fla., where it plans to produce the world’s first business jet that can fly faster than the speed of sound – an indication that a new era of travel at speeds above Mach 1 is getting closer.
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The state-of-the-art campus, designed and engineered by construction firm Haskell, will be used for the research, design and production of the AS2, which is slated to begin in 2023, Aerion said. Aerion is partnering with one-time supersonic plane maker Boeing and General Electric on the development of its aircraft.
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As part of the $300 million investment into the more than 110-acre Aerion Park, the company plans to produce upward of 300 aircraft over the next decade.
“We are building the future of mobility – a future where humanity can travel between any two points on our planet in three hours or less," Aerion CEO Tom Vice said.