Indigo Lyon selected by Aerion


Aerion selects Indigo Lyon as international sales representative

Aerion has selected Indigo Lyon, headed by Peter Smales, as an international sales representative for Aerion Corporation Supersonic Business Jet (SBJ).

Indigo Lyon will be responsible for actively marketing and promoting the first supersonic business jet and for securing fresh introductory order commitments worldwide (with the exception of the Americas).

Indigo Lyon joins ExecuJet Aviation Group, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, as an international sales representative, and Florida-based Aero Toy Store, Aerion’s exclusive representative in the Americas.

Peter Smales, managing director of Indigo Lyon and former executive director group sales and managing director (Europe) for ExecuJet Aviation Group, has been involved in business aviation for over
30 years. He originally founded Indigo Lyon in 2001 in Australia.

“Peter Smales of Indigo Lyon has been closely involved with the program since its inception and played a key role in the co-development and execution of marketing and commercial strategies leading to Aerion’s SBJ public launch in 2007,” said Aerion vice chairman Brian Barents. “Peter’s enthusiasm and support for the project on the sales front line have also resulted in him making a material contribution to the total number of early order commitments secured for the aircraft. His business jet aircraft sales expertise and his breadth of contacts globally make him ideally placed to continue helping our international efforts.”

Smales commented “I am delighted that Indigo Lyon has been selected as an international sales representative for Aerion Corporation’s SBJ.  I am absolutely convinced that there is a growing need and expectant demand for a supersonic business jet in the immediate future. I am equally convinced that Aerion’s launch platform and business plan around the introduction of the world’s first supersonic business jet provides the perfect foundation to take advantage of and solve how best to capitalise on evolving and scalable supersonic air transport technologies.”