Supersonic jet company plans to relocate to Brevard County

Company hopes to employ 675 people by 2026
Aerion Supersonic
Posted at 7:51 PM, Apr 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-24 19:55:37-04

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A company that hopes to make supersonic business jets is coming to Florida. Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Friday that Aerion Supersonic has agreed to relocate its headquarters in Melbourne, Florida.

Company president Tom Vice said Aerion plans to break ground at Orlando Melbourne International Airport by the end of the year and employ 675 people at the plant by 2026.


The company says the average salary will be $105,000.

The company’s website says it is developing the AS2, which will be able to travel at 1,000 mph but no sonic boom will be heard on the ground.