Jul 19, 2022
Boom Supersonic and Eaton Sign Agreement for Overture Fuel and Inerting Systems
Boom and Eaton to collaborate on key systems for sustainable supersonic aircraft
DENVER—July 19, 2022 -- Boom Supersonic, the company building the world's fastest airliner, optimized for speed, safety, and sustainability, today announced at the Farnborough International Airshow it has engaged Eaton to become a key supplier on the Overture program. Carrying 65–80 passengers at twice the speed of today's airliners and running on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), Overture will fly Mach 1.7 over water with a range of 4,250 nautical miles.
Together, Boom and Eaton are developing the Overture fuel distribution, measurement and inerting systems. An industry leader in fuel systems for both military and commercial aviation, Eaton will contribute significant domain expertise to the Overture program on system analysis, including engine feed rates, refuel and jettison, venting, basic and emergency center of gravity control, and pump performance.
"Eaton's deep expertise in fuel systems design will advance Overture's speed, safety, and sustainability," said Kathy Savitt, Boom's President. "This agreement with Eaton is another significant component in Boom's network of tier one suppliers supporting the production launch of Overture in 2024."
"Eaton has its eyes on the future of aviation when it comes to efficiency and aircraft safety," said Nanda Kumar, president of Eaton's Aerospace Group. "We are pleased to collaborate with Boom on key systems for its revolutionary supersonic aircraft."
Today for the first time, Boom unveiled Overture's refined design, combining a number of engineering innovations in aerodynamics, noise reduction, and performance at the Farnborough International Airshow. Boom also announced today that it would partner with Northrop Grumman to offer a special mission variant of Overture to government and military customers. Later this year, Boom will start construction on The Iron Bird testing facility in Colorado and break ground on the Overture Superfactory in North Carolina.
For more information about Overture, please visit: https://boomsupersonic.com/overture
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About Boom Supersonic
Boom Supersonic is transforming air travel with Overture, the fastest airliner, optimized for speed, safety, and sustainability. Carrying 65–80 passengers, Overture will fly at twice the speed of today's airliners and will run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Overture's order book, including purchases and options from United Airlines and Japan Airlines, stands at 70 aircraft. Boom is also working with the United States Air Force and Northrop Grumman for military and defense applications of Overture. Suppliers collaborating with Boom on the Overture program include Collins Aerospace, Eaton, Safran Landing Systems, and Rolls-Royce. Designed and built in the United States, the first Overture aircraft will roll out in 2025, begin flight tests in 2026 and begin carrying passengers in 2029. For more information, visit https://boomsupersonic.com
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In the aerospace industry, Eaton is a leading provider of hydraulic, fuel, oxygen, air conveyance, electrical, motion control and engine solutions, as well as aftermarket service and support, that power military and commercial aircraft globally. Our reliable products enable hundreds of essential tasks that make air travel possible. From advanced aerospace technologies to world-class customer support and responsiveness, we help our customers meet performance, efficiency, safety and compliance needs.
Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we're accelerating the planet's transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world's most urgent power management challenges, and doing what's best for our stakeholders and all of society.
Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
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