United becomes first U.S. airline to sign aircraft purchase agreement with Boom Supersonic
United will purchase 15 of Boom’s ‘Overture’ airliners, once Overture meets United’s demanding safety, operating and sustainability requirements, with an option for 35 more aircraft. Slated to carry passengers in 2029, the net-zero carbon aircraft will fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Transforming the way we travel
Through innovation and collaboration, United and Boom are realizing a shared mission to connect the world safely and sustainably. At speeds twice as fast as today’s passenger jets, United’s new Overture fleet will open countless possibilities for new experiences and human connection.
“United continues on its trajectory to build a more innovative, sustainable airline and today’s advancements in technology are making it more viable for that to include supersonic planes. Boom’s vision for the future of commercial aviation, combined with the industry’s most robust route network in the world, will give business and leisure travelers access to a stellar flight experience. Our mission has always been about connecting people and now working with Boom, we’ll be able to do that on an even greater scale.”
CEO, UNITED AIRLINES
Jun 03, 2021
First U.S. airline to sign commercial agreement with Boom Supersonic; New aircraft will cut travel times in half and operate on up to 100% sustainable aviation fuel
Jun 03, 2021
“United and Boom share a vision,” says Scholl. “We believe in a world where more people can go to more places more often.”