An inside look at the build of Boom’s supersonic demonstrator

Tooling, welding, bonding, machining — This is the sound of progress.

It’s 5 P.M. on a Thursday evening. As offices across Denver shutter their doors for the day, Boom’s hangar continues to hum with the sound of activity.

A symphony of tooling, welding, bonding, machining, and assembly has become a signature tune for this hangar, as engineers and technicians work hand-in-hand through the build of XB-1.

“Everything’s coming together,” says Boom’s CEO Blake Scholl. “The view from the hangar is visually different every day, which is really indicative of the level of progress we’re seeing.”

From the balcony overlooking the hangar floor, one can immediately identify the nose, cockpit, main landing gear, wings, and tooling for XB-1’s nearly 50-foot fuselage. On the walls, massive renders of XB-1 and Overture, Boom’s supersonic commercial airliner-to-be, keep the mission in focus.

Enjoy a closer look at the hangar and hardware on the ground floor.

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