Up To Speed: June

Superfactory completion, Symphony rig testing, preparation for XB-1’s second flight, and more

Boom Supersonic completes construction of the Overture Superfactory

On June 17, Boom celebrated the completion of construction on the Overture Superfactory – another major milestone toward the return of supersonic air travel onboard Overture. The Superfactory is the first supersonic airliner factory in the United States, strengthening next-generation American leadership in aerospace manufacturing.

“Construction of the Overture Superfactory represents a major milestone toward ensuring the United States’ continued leadership in aerospace manufacturing,” said Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic. “Supersonic flight will transform air travel, and Overture provides a much-needed innovative alternative for airlines across the globe.”

Learn more about the Overture Superfactory here.

Symphony enters rig testing

In October 2023, the Symphony team successfully completed the engine’s Conceptual Design Review (CoDR). This paved the way for hardware rig tests, which are now underway. Symphony’s entry into rig testing comes just 18 months after Boom announced that it would lead the engine’s development. Read more about rig testing from Boom’s SVP of Symphony here, and stay tuned for additional news on Symphony during the Farnborough International Airshow in July.

XB-1 prepares for flight two

Since XB-1 successfully completed its first flight, the team has continued to test and confirm the aircraft’s performance and handling qualities in final preparations for its second flight. Last week, XB-1 performed aircraft checkouts, including a taxi test reaching 60 knots, multiple flight control sweeps, and operation of all three engines within their entire range. Following first flight, optimizations made to the aircraft include a modified flight control system. Learn more about XB-1 here.

Boom’s VP of manufacturing on what’s next at the Overture Superfactory

Chris Taylor, Boom’s vice president of manufacturing, has watched the Overture Superfactory go from groundbreaking to construction site to building completion in just 17 months at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina. Chris will now turn his attention to operationalizing the production floor in preparation for Overture aircraft assembly. Hear more from Chris on what’s ahead for the Superfactory here.

Featured News

Fox News and Fox Business News: Superfactory Coverage Highlights
CNN: Interview with Blake Scholl
Axios: Boom Wraps up Construction of N.C. Supersonic Jet Factory


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