For a company developing a sleek and speedy aircraft, Aerion has been forced to follow a slow and twisty road. But now that Boeing has invested in the 15-year startup, its path to certifying and delivering the AS2 supersonic business jet in 2025 looks straighter and smoother. Neither company is putting a number on Boeing’s “significant investment.” But the fact that Aerion’s new five-person board includes two senior Boeing executives makes the scale clear—one ...

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