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Billionaire’s Supersonic Private-Jet Plan Hits Engine Snag

  • Robert Bass-backed Aerion to choose power plant next year
  • Company considers two dozen civil and military engines
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Source: Aerion Corp.
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Aerion Corp., backed by Texas billionaire Robert Bass, has hit a snag in one of the most crucial milestones toward building the first business jet able to fly faster than the speed of sound.

The selection of an engine supplier for the plane, which Bass once said would occur in the first half of this year, is now expected to come in 2017, said Jeff Miller, a spokesman for the Reno, Nevada-based company.