Unveiled at the National Business Aviation Association  (NBAA) convention in detail almost exactly 71 years to the day after Gen. (ret.) Charles “Chuck” Yeager broke the sound barrier, General Electric’s Affinity engine for Aerion’s AS2 was the strongest signal yet that the era of supersonic business aviation is finally getting underway. It is also 15 years since the Anglo-French Concorde Mach 2 airliner retired, and while several proposed civil supersonic ...

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