When it was formed in 2002, Aerion had a technology and a vision, but not the resources or skills needed to turn its idea for an efficient supersonic transport into a reality. As it worked to validate its supersonic natural laminar-flow design, the small company looked for a manufacturer to develop and produce its supersonic business jet concept. Now Airbus Defense & Space has agreed to a technology collaboration that Aerion says will give it access to engineering skills in the ...

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