Aerion has lured a key aircraft interior designer away from Bombardier as the Reno, Nevada-based supersonic business jet designer works toward the development of its AS2 supersonic business jet. Tim Fagan, who led the industrial design of Bombardier’s flagship Global 7500, has joined Aerion as chief of industrial design, Aerion announced on Monday. In that role, Fagan will steer the interior design of the Mach 1.4 AS2.
During his time with Bombardier, which spanned much of the past two decades, he also oversaw the industrial designs of the Premier cabins for the Global 5000 and 6000, as well as for the Bombardier Vision Flight Deck. In addition, he has had experience with commercial interiors with the Dash 8 Q400, has held customer-facing roles in business jet completions, and helped design the 2010 Olympic Torch.
Fagan outlined his ambitions for an AS2 interior that “will be a unique vision of beauty and luxury, featuring visionary technologies, intelligent functionality, and genuine comfort—fusing emerging tech with exquisite handcrafted materials, and delivered with a relentless attention to detail."
Aerion, which formed a partnership with Boeing in February 2019 for the continued development of the AS2, is hoping to begin flight testing of the supersonic business jet in 2024.