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Aerion's Partnership with Boeing to Accelerate Supersonic Travel

On February 5, 2019, Aerion and Boeing announced that Boeing has made a significant investment in Aerion, a company pioneering next‑generation supersonic aircraft, and will partner with Aerion to accelerate technology development and aircraft design and unlock supersonic air travel for new markets. Boeing will provide engineering, manufacturing and flight test resources, as well as strategic vertical content, to bring Aerion’s AS2 supersonic business jet to market. Cravath is representing Aerion in connection with the transaction.

The Cravath team is led by partners G.J. Ligelis Jr. and Keith Hallam and includes associates Jeremy S. Lerner, Bethany A. Pfalzgraf, Austin L. Lee and Rebecca D. Stacker on M&A matters; partner David J. Kappos, practice area attorney Anthony N. Magistrale and associate Joel Feigenbaum on intellectual property matters; partner Christopher K. Fargo and associate Arvind Ravichandran on tax matters; partner Eric W. Hilfers and associate Aaron J. Feuer on executive compensation and benefits matters; partner Matthew Morreale on environmental matters; and practice area attorneys Joyce Law and Brian M. Budnick on real estate matters.