Collins Aerospace joins Aerion’s supersonic AS2 design team
Aerion Supersonic has announced a partnership with Collins Aerospace Systems to develop the actuation systems for the AS2 business jet. This includes the moveable leading-edge actuation system, elevons actuation system, horizontal stabiliser actuation system and the rudder actuation system for the AS2 supersonic business jet.
Ed Dryden, Vice President Actuation Systems, Collins Aerospace, said: “The very nature of supersonic travel presents some unique challenges when it comes to designing reliable and precise systems to guide the aircraft – and we are eager to address them head-on as part of the Aerion team. Collins Aerospace has a long history in advancing complex actuation systems for both commercial and military platforms, and we look forward to continuing this legacy with the AS2.”
The AS2 flight controls will be developed and designed from Collins Aerospace’s Actuation System centers of excellence in Wolverhampton, in the UK, and Vernon in France.
“Collins Aerospace is a globally renowned company operating on the cutting edge of aerospace technology with decades of proven experience in successful program delivery and performance,” said Aerion CEO Tom Vice. “We are delighted to have Collins as part of our AS2 team and look forward to collaborating as we continue to transition the AS2 to production.”