Supersonic business jet

October 9, 2007 - 11:19am

And you thought the dot.com bubble-burst was bad.

October 3, 2007 - 11:54am

After a flurry of interest late in the last decade that appeared to lose momentum in the wake of 9/11, there is evidence that progress toward defining a supersonic business jet continues quietly.

October 3, 2007 - 5:02am

The good news is that a supersonic business jet (SSBJ) is almost inevitable. The not so good news is that it is probably at least a decade away. And securing the funding for research may be as problematic as the noise from any sonic boom.

October 2, 2007 - 10:49am

The slump in annual business jet deliveries that started three years ago will bottom out this year at about 470 shipments and begin a gradual increase to more than 820 in 2010, according to the 14th annual business jet overview and forecast from the Teal Group.

October 1, 2007 - 11:01am

Cessna president Jack Pelton said it is inevitable that his company will design and manufacture a supersonic business jet (SSBJ), although when it will happen is anyone’s guess. Pelton made the remark during his keynote speech at the Society of Flight Test Engineers’ annual symposium in Wichita last month.

September 20, 2007 - 12:06pm
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Three companies have expressed serious interest in developing a supersonic business jet (SSBJ), but none of the designs proposed by Aerion, Sukhoi or Supersonic Aerospace International has reached the launch stage, making it unlikely that any will emerge as a flying prototype anytime soon.

July 25, 2007 - 10:32am

Aerion Corp. of Reno, Nev., plans to announce at the NBAA Convention later this month that it will build a supersonic business jet. While an Aerion spokesman would not release any details at press time, it is known that aviation industry veteran Brian Barents is the company’s vice chairman and billionaire Robert Bass is chairman.

July 3, 2007 - 11:18am

Recent news reports that Gulfstream plans to build a prototype supersonic business jet (SSBJ) by 2013 are inaccurate, according to a company spokesman. “We’re still doing basic research on sonic boom suppression,” he said.

July 2, 2007 - 9:31am

Aerion, the U.S. company seeking to attract risk-sharing partners for a proposed supersonic business jet, has announced a number of design changes that it said are necessary to achieve weight and performance targets. The Mach 1.8 airplane’s forward fuselage has been reshaped to provide a slightly raised cockpit, larger cabin and reduced drag. Cabin height and width have grown slightly, as has the width of the cabin floor.

June 20, 2007 - 11:45am

Aerion, the U.S. company seeking to attract risk-sharing partners for a proposed supersonic business jet, has announced a number of design changes that it said are necessary to achieve weight and performance targets. The Mach 1.8 airplane’s forward fuselage has been reshaped to provide a slightly raised cockpit, larger cabin and reduced drag. Cabin height and width have grown slightly, as has the width of the cabin floor.

 
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