Aerion Study Shows Interest in SSBJs

 - February 18, 2010, 4:41 AM

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.