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Mach 4+ Airliner Revealed

Old 30th Mar 2021, 12:46
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Mach 4+ Airliner Revealed

Had to check my calendar to make sure it's not 1 April yet. It isn't, so this must be fair dinkum: Aerion unveils AS3 Mach 4+ Airliner

Something rather familiar about the low-contrast image.

Their website has some better imagery than the article in Aviation Week.
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 12:49
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Not April 1st yet. But close enough.
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 12:59
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Originally Posted by Pearly White View Post
Their website has some better imagery than the article in Aviation Week.
"Coming in 2021", according to the website.

As opposed to the Aerion AS2, which has been in development for the last 7 years.
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 13:37
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More details are coming not the airliner.
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 14:52
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
"Coming in 2021", according to the website.

As opposed to the Aerion AS2, which has been in development for the last 7 years.
I think I waited 16 years from first seeing Concorde at Farnborough before I got to fly in it across the ditch. Not sure even if I'm still here in 16 years whether the AS3 will be.
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 14:56
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The strange thing is before they are done with their biz jet they promise the next even bigger thing and start to collect money? There is so much idle investor marketing these days before any technical concept can be checked for feasibility. I trust these guys but I want hard facts first.
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 15:33
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Aerion has been “developing” supersonic airplanes for decades now, just not very quickly.
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Old 30th Mar 2021, 16:28
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Well I see Net Jets ordered 20 of the BIZ jets , wonder what the deposit was ?.
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Old 31st Mar 2021, 19:10
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I honnestly thouhgt it was a premature April 1st joke.
M4 is just a pipe dream with current technology, not even factoring costs.

Let them deliver and certfify the AS2 and then we might start discussing it...
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Old 11th Apr 2021, 15:41
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Didn't Elon say one application of Starliner was a 100 person rocket ride to any point on Earth in 90 minutes max?
I'll admit the landing technique needs some work but ....
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Starship. Starliner is the Boeing capsule that will be launched on the SLS.

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Old 12th Apr 2021, 08:46
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This is a Starliner...


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