Aerion Supersonic: The world’s first environmentally responsible supersonic aircraft

By William Chanatry

For the next generation of global transportation networks, Aerion searched for the perfect technology enablers. This lead them to the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio.

Aerion’s AS2 is the first-ever privately built supersonic commercial aircraft. Designed to be inherently environmentally responsible, the AS2 is the first supersonic aircraft with the ability to accept 100 percent synthetic fuel. It is also the first to be designed without an afterburner. Using Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio, Aerion can use advanced design and simulation software to speed aircraft development, as well as achieve superior levels of performance in flight and excellence in operations. Aerion joins innovative start-ups, aerospace industry leaders and governments around the world that trust Siemens as the partner that provides flexible and adaptable software to meet the rapidly changing industry challenges of today, by leveraging insights and data to adapt products to meet the needs of tomorrow.

 “We see Siemens as a critical partner with a fully-aligned solution to our business needs, “Siemens’ solution portfolio and the strong digital thread connecting each part of our process can help Aerion quickly analyze and optimize innovative designs. We can even model design change impacts on the future carbon footprint of our aircraft, which is critical to our mission of sustainable design.” 

Tom Vice, CEO at Aerion.

 Siemens provides the aerospace and defense industry with a flexible ecosystem that combines both an open software platform and rapid application development to easily build, integrate and extend data and existing systems. Through the Xcelerator portfolio, combined with access to technology and solutions partners across the globe, Siemens has created a series of adaptable digital threads that enable aerospace and defense companies to optimize their operations and win new business, while rapidly adapting to changes in the industry. 

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