NASA has just welcomed a brand-new supersonic jet that can apparently take passengers anywhere on the globe in just 3 hours or less! Mind-blowing.
The extraordinary is possible. Change the way you see our world with the 3000mph AS3 commercial airliner. pic.twitter.com/ZYilVHsapR
— Aerion Supersonic (@AerionCorp) March 29, 2021
US aircraft manufacturer Aerion has announced its latest AS3 plane this week, which was made in partnership with NASA, and is expected to open up some exciting new possibilities for international travel.
The aircraft is hoping to be ready for lift-off by the end of the decade. You heard that right, by end of 2030. The innovative craft, for example, will be able to take passengers from London to New York in an HOUR. Damn.
Aerion’s chairman, president, and CEO, Tom Vice stated, ‘At Aerion, our vision is to build a future where humanity can travel between any two points on our planet within three hours.’
He added, ‘Supersonic flight is the starting point, but it is just that – the beginning. To truly revolutionise global mobility as we know it today, we must push the boundaries of what is possible.’
Aerion also revealed that production on the AS3 plane will begin as of 2023 at a brand new 100-acre production facility based in Florida.