Aerion, the leader in supersonic flight, has appointed Roger Noble as Vice President of Sales for the Eastern United States. Noble, with a distinguished career in the military and in the business aviation sector, has served in flying, management, product support, and sales roles. He joins Aerion as it ramps up sales outreach for the AS2 supersonic business jet following agreements with GE Aviation for an advanced engine and Lockheed Martin for design and production activity.
"Having flown both supersonic fighters and top-of-the-line business jets, Roger is in a position to convey with authority the excitement and impressive capability of a fast and powerful airplane. He understands the needs and desires of elite business aviation users, and will be a tremendous addition to our team," said Ernest (Ernie) Edwards, Aerion Chief Commercial Officer.
Noble most recently was Bombardier's director of new aircraft sales for the Northeast U.S. and was their Top Worldwide Salesman in 2014. Previously, he was the Global Chief Demonstration Pilot for Bombardier and Demo/Test Captain for Dassault Falcon Jet.
As a Captain and Flight Commander in the U.S. Air Force, Noble flew and instructed in the Supersonic F-4E Phantom fighter jet. During his service he logged more than 1,300 flight hours and more than 1,000 sorties in the F-4E.
"The wonder of the AS2 is that it's as fast as any fighter I've flown and can take business leaders across oceans and continents in unsurpassed large-cabin comfort," said Noble. "I think aircraft owners who have quietly observed Aerion for a while recognize the program's seriousness, momentum, and marketplace leadership position. We will be having some very productive conversations about time savings and efficiency, I am sure."