11/12/2015 AERION APPOINTS AXON AVIATION FOR RUSSIAN FEDERATION SALES
Aerion Corporation, the leader in commercial supersonic technology, has announced the appointment of AXON Aviation as its exclusive authorized sales representative for the Russian Federation.
AXON Aviation, based in Mayfair, London, specializes in transactions involving the very upper end of business jet aircraft. “AXON Aviation and its partners Kurosh Tehranchian and Niki Rokni have a stellar track record in representing buyers and sellers of the largest business jets. They have earned the confidence of principals and aircraft operators in the Russian Federation,” said Ernie Edwards, Aerion’s chief commercial officer. “We welcome them to the most exciting program in business aviation.”
The Mach 1.5 Aerion AS2 business jet will fly more than 4,750 nautical miles (8,800 km) at a combination of subsonic and supersonic speeds, and carry eight to twelve passengers in a large and beautifully appointed cabin. The aircraft saves three hours across the Atlantic versus today’s subsonic jets, and more than six hours on long trans-‐Pacific routes. The AS2 will make its first flight in 2021 and enter service with customers in 2023. It is under development in collaboration with Airbus Group.
“From Moscow, AXON’s clients can fly nonstop to Seattle, Singapore, Tokyo and Johannesburg, combining high subsonic portions over land and supersonic segments over water,” noted Rokni, who serves as AXON head of sales. “To cover these vast distances and save hours doing so is pure genius. It creates precious time for the more important things in life and business.”
Tehranchian adds, “Our customers are constantly in motion. Aerion calculates that the AS2 can save them up to 17 twelve-‐hour work days a year—and that is based on average subsonic aircraft utilization. Many of our clients fly much more than the average flight department. They will find the AS2 an indispensible mode of travel.”