Japan Airlines invests $10M in Boom and pre-orders 20 aircraft, joining Virgin Group as Boom option holder
Supersonic flight has existed for 70 years, but until now, it hasn’t been efficient enough for routine travel. Boom’s airliner enables fares 75% lower than Concorde, about the same price as today’s business class tickets.
This advance in efficiency is made possible by a breakthrough aerodynamic design, state-of-the-art engines, and advanced composites.
Our XB-1 demonstrates the key technologies for efficient supersonic flight: advanced aerodynamic design, light-weight materials that can withstand supersonic flight, and an efficient super-cruise propulsion system.
Engineering development of XB-1 ("Baby Boom") is proceeding rapidly, with aerodynamics defined, systems ground tested, and initial structural components in fabrication. Vehicle assembly starts shortly, with first flight planned for next year.
We've made key contributions to 40 new aircraft and conducted test flights to Mach 3. Taken passenger jets from the drawing board through FAA certification. Landed rockets and designed supersonic engines. We're engineers, pilots, and hands-on builders. We're grounded in physics and push technology to new heights.Meet the team
Hangar 14 at Centennial Airport looks nondescript, but something historic is happening inside. Dozens of the best and brightest minds have gathered here to design, build, and fly XB-1, the first independently-developed supersonic jet.
First flight is planned for next year. Subsonic flight tests will be conducted east of the Denver metro area, with supersonic flight proven near Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California.