Reno, Nev.-based Aerion is evaluating preliminary results of a new global market survey indicating strong demand for its proposed supersonic business jet. Preliminary data of the latest study confirms Aerion’s earlier research, which projected a 10-year market for about 300 supersonic jets. Meanwhile, Aerion plans to conduct a new series of flight tests on its natural laminar flow (NLF) wing design at NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. The objective of the new flight-test series is to gather data from a larger airfoil section that will allow the collection of data at high Reynolds numbers and assess the required manufacturing tolerances to ensure robust laminar flow.
Aerion Study Shows Interest in SSBJs
- February 18, 2010, 4:41 AM