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Company Information

Founder & CEO:
Blake Scholl
Year Founded:
2014
Headquarters:
Denver, CO
Manufacturing Site:
Greensboro, NC
Funding:
$700M+ from investment and other capital sources
Select Investors:
Bessemer Ventures, Prime Movers Lab, Emerson Collective, Celesta Capital, American Express, Y Combinator
Boom Supersonic Overture Boom Supersonic Overture

Overture: The world’s fastest airliner – optimized for speed, safety, and sustainability.

Specifications

Capacity:
64-80 passengers
Sustainability:
Optimized for 100% SAF
Cruising Altitude:
60,000 feet
Profitable Routes
600+
Length:
201 feet
Wingspan:
106 feet
Speed:
Mach 1.7
Max Range:
4250 NM (7,871 KM)

Airlines

Order Book
Overture’s order book stands at 130 aircraft, including orders and pre-orders from American Airlines, United Airlines, and Japan Airlines.
American Airlines
American Airlines made a deposit on up to 20 aircraft, with an option for 40 more, in August 2022. With this order, American is poised to have the world’s largest supersonic fleet.
United Airlines
In June 2021, United became the first U.S. airline to sign an aircraft purchase agreement with Boom Supersonic.
Japan Airlines
In 2017, Japan Airlines (JAL) and Boom announced a strategic partnership to bring commercial supersonic travel to passengers.

High-speed Government Transport

Northrop Grumman
Collaborating to adapt Overture for government and military missions.
U.S. Air Force
Teaming on R&D to accelerate Overture supersonic capabilities.

Global Tier-1 Suppliers

Honeywell
Overture’s integrated flight deck and avionics platform supplier.
Latecoere
Overture and Symphony’s electrical wiring interconnect system (EWIS) architecture supplier.
Aernnova
Overture’s wing supplier.
Leonardo
Overture’s primary engineering lead for fuselage structural components integration, design and build partner for fuselage sections.
Aciturri
Overture’s empennage supplier.
Collins Aerospace
Overture systems Ice Protection and Air Data Systems collaboration.
Eaton
Hydraulic system analysis and design as well as fuel and inerting systems collaboration.
Safran
Overture’s landing gear system and controls supplier.
XB-1 is a piloted demonstrator aircraft built to prove key technologies and materials for efficient supersonic flight. XB-1 is a piloted demonstrator aircraft built to prove key technologies and materials for efficient supersonic flight.

XB-1: The world’s first independently developed supersonic jet

XB-1 is a piloted demonstrator aircraft built to prove key technologies and materials for efficient supersonic flight.

Specifications

Engine
3 GE J85-15 Engines
Max thrust
12,300 pounds of force (lbf)
Length
62.6 feet
Wingspan
21 feet

Milestones

2020
Rollout
2021
Systems integration
2022
Ground testing in Centennial, CO
2023
Flight testing in Mojave, CA
2024
XB-1 first flight in Mojave, CA
Symphony™: The Boom-developed sustainable and cost-efficient engine for Overture. Symphony™: The Boom-developed sustainable and cost-efficient engine for Overture.

Symphony™: The Boom-developed sustainable and cost-efficient engine for Overture.

Symphony is optimized for 100% SAF to enable net zero carbon operation.

Key Engine Features

  • 35,000 LB thrust
  • Air-cooled turbine
  • 25% more time on wing*
  • Single-stage 72” fan
  • 10% lower operating cost*
  • ICAO Chapter 14 noise levels
  • AA Part 33/EASA CS 33 compliant

*When compared to derivative engine approaches

Partners & Suppliers

Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT)
Symphony engine design and lead partner on the initial production units for ground test, flight test, and certification.
GE Additive
Providing additive technology design consulting for Symphony.
StandardAero
As MRO partner, StandardAero is currently working with Boom to ensure Symphony is designed for maintainability.
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Sustainability: Accelerating the Path to Sustainable Supersonic Travel

Boom’s comprehensive sustainability efforts include mobilizing our value chain, collaborating with stakeholders across the global travel ecosystem, and leading advocacy to set new standards for travel.

Carbon Neutral in 2021
Accounting for emissions across scopes 1, 2, and 3, Boom achieved carbon neutrality in 2021 through greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction initiatives and high-quality carbon credits.
Net Zero by 2025
Boom strives to be an industry leader in setting carbon reduction targets and is targeting net zero carbon by 2025.
SAF Offtake Agreements
Boom is building for a future of 100% sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) by partnering with Dimensional Energy and AIR COMPANY, suppliers of net zero carbon SAF. To date, Boom has secured 10 million gallons of SAF per year through the duration of the Overture flight test program.
Advancing SAF
Boom takes a two-pronged approach to advance SAF: Participating in industry efforts to rapidly scale drop-in 100% SAF, and accelerating the development of future pathways and fuel specifications that will provide greater long-term benefits.

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