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Aerion Supersonic Business Jet Increases Sales by $1 Billion in One Week.

Reno, Nevada, June 16, 2008 - (ACN ACN Accenture (stock symbol)
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 Newswire) - Enthusiasm for the Aerion supersonic business jet A supersonic business jet (SSBJ) is a small business jet, intended to travel at speeds above Mach 1.0. Typically intended to transport about ten passengers, SSBJs are about the same size as traditional subsonic business jets.  went "supersonic" at the EBACE EBACE European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition  air show in Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
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, Switzerland last month. The Aerion order book increased from $3 billion to $4 billion at the show with letters of intent now in hand for more than 50of the Mach 1.6 business jets, each backed by a refundable $250,000 deposit. Early orders for the Aerion jet are priced at $80 million per aircraft.

"Business at EBACE was brisk," beamed Aerion Vice Chairman Brian Barents. "There is no questionat this point that a strong market for this aircraft exists. It gives us a great deal of confidence that by the middle of next decade business leaders will be flying supersonically, and they will be doing so in the Aerion jet."

Aerion Corporationof Reno, Nevada is an advanced engineering group formed in 2002 to reintroduce commercial supersonic flight Supersonic flight

Relative motion of a solid body and a gas at a velocity greater than that of sound propagation under the same conditions. The general characteristics of supersonic flight can be understood by considering the laws of propagation of a
. Aerion continues research begun more than 15 years ago, with the current focus on the design of a practical and efficient supersonic businessjet employing patented natural laminar flow laminar flow

Fluid flow in which the fluid travels smoothly or in regular paths. The velocity, pressure, and other flow properties at each point in the fluid remain constant.

The Aerion supersonic business jet cruises at speeds up to Mach 1.6, about twice as fast as today's airliners. The business jet seats eight to 12 passengers and can fly more than 7,400 km.Aerion is in discussions with major aerospace companies to form a consortium to build the aircraft. The company anticipates first flight in 2012 and entry into service in 2014.

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