GE - General Electric Company

07/03/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/03/2019 05:34

An Affinity™ For Speed With Efficient Supersonic Travel Powered By GE

A renaissance for supersonic travel is happening. Powering this future is excellence in engineering from GE Aviation, thanks to the world's first civil supersonic engine in over half a century.

GE's Affinity™ engine is set to unlock a new generation of air travel in partnership with the Aerion AS2 business jet. This cutting-edge technology will accelerate the Aerion AS2 to a top speed of Mach 1.4, enabling efficient, environmentally-compliant supersonic flight. GE's Affinity™ engine is a revolution in aviation innovation. It has the highest bypass ratio ever for a supersonic engine, allowing fuel savings never seen before for supersonic travel while its blisk technology enable GE's Affinity™ to comply to all environmental noise standards.

The Aerion AS2, designed for 12 passengers and capable of speeds more than 1,000 miles per hour, is scheduled to enter service in 2025. Let's explore how that speed shapes up. It's time to explore An Affinity™ for Speed.