“You want to make sure with a race in which you'll be flying home with other drivers that you don't crash into them. It's happened before, and it can make for a little bit of a tense situation.”
Supersonic Jet developer still needs a partner
Aerion reports that it is close to picking a manufacturing partner to lead development and production of its supersonic business jet. According to the Reno, Nev. company, it will then work with the manufacturer to confirm the Mach 1.6 jet's performance, costs and market. Aerion anticipates that the $80 million jet could be certified by late 2015.