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Airbus in Partnership to Build Supersonic Passenger Jet at Factory in Flintshire


Airbus in partnership to build supersonic passenger jet.

More details are emerging of aircraft maker Airbus' partnership to build a supersonic passenger jet. It would be the first since Concorde.

The Aerion AS2 will fly at Mach 1.5 (or one and half times the speed of sound) saving three hours in flight time across the Atlantic. Airbus employs 6,000 at its factory at Broughton in Flintshire. The wings could be built in North Wales. The plan is to have the first aircraft in the air by 2021 and in service two years later.