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A business jet , private jet , or bizjet , or simply B.J. , [1] is a jet aircraft designed for transporting small groups of people. [2] Business jets may be adapted for other roles, such as the evacuation of casualties or express parcel deliveries, and some are used by public bodies, government officials or the armed forces .

The Lockheed JetStar , seating ten passengers and two crew, first flew on 4 September 1957. 204 aircraft were produced from 1957 to 1978, powered by four 3,300 pounds-force (15 kN) Pratt & Whitney JT12 turbojets , then Garrett TFE731 turbofans for a 44,500 pounds (20.2 t) MTOW , then two General Electric CF700 turbofans.

The smaller, 17,760 pounds (8.06 t) MTOW North American Sabreliner first flew on 16 September 1958. Powered by two Pratt & Whitney JT12 turbojet engines then Garrett TFE731 , more than 800 were produced from 1959 to 1982.

After 13 years of developing a high-speed business jet on paper, billionaire-backed Aerion Corporation is a big step closer to making supersonic passenger travel a reality again. The company—funded by both Texas billionaire Robert Bass and European aerospace giant Airbus—just inked its first order for 20 of the $120 million jets.

If Aerion can execute an ambitious timeline unveiled last week, its AS2 could be in the air in just five years, with first commercial deliveries beginning in 2023. That would make the jet the first passenger aircraft designed for trans-sonic travel—at speeds both above and below the sound barrier—since the retirement of the iconic Concorde in 2003.

The Concorde ferried passengers at roughly twice the speed of sound, or roughly 1,300 miles per hour, shaving hours off the average trans-Atlantic passage (it once flew New York to London in just under three hours). But the economics of the aircraft were a nightmare. It carried a quarter of the passengers as a typical Boeing jumbo jet while burning through twice the fuel, and regulations restricting ear-splitting sonic booms in American and European airspace limited it to trans-oceanic routes. High operational costs—translating into high ticket prices—eventually rendered the jet unsustainable.

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