Sonex Aircraft has announced that it is developing a two-seat version of its SubSonex JSX-2 jet. According to the company, the SubSonex JSX-2T will have similar wing loading and handling to the single-seat version. The JSX-2T will offer side-by-side seating, an estimated cruise speed of greater than 200 mph (174 knots) and an estimated useful load of 970 pounds.
“SubSonex JSX-2T is designed to be the lowest cost jet trainer ever,” Sonex said. “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.”
The standard engine option for the JSX-2T is the PBS TJ-100 turbojet, which is also used on the JSX-2. The more powerful PBS TJ-150 is also available. Sonex says that its target price for the JSX-2T kit, including engine and completion costs, is under $140,000. The projected development timeline for the aircraft has not yet been announced. Sonex will be holding a forum on the JSX-2T at AirVenture at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 24 on Forum Stage 5.