Wichita may be involved in supersonic jet development
December 27, 2017
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Work on a supersonic business airplane could likely be headed to Wichita's aircraft suppliers.
Aerion Corp. Executive Chairman Brian Barents said this week that it's probable some of the parts on the company's $120 million AS2 supersonic business jet will be made by Wichita suppliers.
Barents says he fully expects Wichita's aviation industry to play a role in the development of the 12-passenger jet.
The Wichita Eagle reports that the AS2 likely will be manufactured by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, which last week announced its agreement with Aerion to work together on...