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Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Sonex Aircraft Announces 2-Place SubSonex Project

Designed To Be A Low-Cost Jet Trainer

Sonex Aircraft has announced the development of a 2-place variant of the popular SubSonex Personal Jet. SubSonex JSX-2T is designed to be the lowest cost jet trainer ever. It will be a perfect trainer for the single-place JSX-2, and for those who want to share the unique experience of jet-powered flight in a light aircraft.

JSX-2T is configured with side-by-side seating for optimum flexibility in CG/loading and offers an ideal training environment for its crew. With a wing span of 21.8 feet JSX-2T will have similar wing loading and handling to the single-place JSX-2. The two-place jet will utilize the same proven PBS TJ-100 turbojet engine system. An optional, more powerful PBS TJ-150 will achieve even higher performance.

The company will hold a Sonex Aircraft Open House and Homecoming Fly-In event on Sunday July 21st at 10am to learn more about the JSX-2T, its projected development timeline, and how customers can get in-line for their own 2-place SubSonex. The event is held at Sonex Factory Headquarters on Wittman Regional Airport the day before EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019 begins. A forum will also be held at AirVenture on Wednesday, July 24th on Forum Stage 5 at 11:30am.

The SubSonex Personal Jet aircraft first began development in 2009, and is now being sold around the world as the most popular and affordable kit jet aircraft. The SubSonex, a popular and serious aerobatic airshow performer that delivers high top speeds and a true fighter jet feel, also shares the docile, low speed handling characteristics enjoyed by the Sonex, Waiex, and Onex designs. SubSonex JSX-2 kit+engine+completion costs start at under $114,000. Sonex Aircraft’s target for the SubSonex JSX-2T is to offer a 2-place jet that can be built and flown for under $140,000!

JSX-2T Estimated Specifications & Performance:

  • Length: 18′ 7.75″ [5.68 m]
  • Wingspan: 21′ 9.6″ [6.65 m]
  • Wing Area: 87.2 sq ft [8.1 sq m]
  • Height: 5′ 8.2″ [1.73 m]
  • Width with Outboard Wing Panels Removed: 7′ 6″ [2.29 m]
  • Cabin Width: 42″ [106.68 cm]
  • Empty Weight (estimated): 530 lbs [240.4 kg]
  • Gross Weight: 1500 lbs [680.39 kg]
  • Useful Load (estimated): 970 lbs [440 kg]
  • Fuel Capacity: 50 U.S. Gallons [189.3 l]
  • Baggage Capacity: 40 lbs [18.14 kg]
  • Stall Speed (estimated): 65 mph [104.6 km/h]
  • Cruise Speed (estimated): 200+ mph [321.9+ km/h]
  • Never Exceed Speed: 275 mph [442.6 km/h]
  • Load Factors (Utility): +4.4 Gs, -2.2 Gs
  • Load Factors (Aerobatic): +6 Gs, -3 Gs

JSX-2T is destined to be an outstanding choice for those demanding an affordable 2-place recreational personal jet.

(Images provided with Sonex news release)



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