DENVER—July 19, 2022 – Boom Supersonic, the company building the world’s fastest airliner, optimized for speed, safety, and sustainability, today announced an agreement with Safran Landing Systems to become a key supplier on the Overture program at the Farnborough International Airshow. 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.
“Boom is committed to making the world dramatically more accessible via supersonic flight,” said Kathy Savitt, Boom’s President. “Safran brings more than a century of aircraft equipment design and manufacturing expertise to the Overture program, and we’re proud to collaborate with them to build the future of travel.”
The first system to be co-developed between Safran and Boom will be the Overture landing systems. Technical teams at Safran Landing Systems and Boom will focus on incorporating the latest technology to improve aircraft safety, optimize weight, and reduce aircraft noise.
“At Safran Landing Systems, we are constantly innovating in our engineering and manufacturing processes, which is an important value we share with Boom,” said Cedric Goubet, CEO of Safran Landing Systems. “It is a unique opportunity to provide our expertise for a product that we believe has the ability to completely transform passenger air travel.”
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
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 commercial 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 begins production in 2024, rolls out in 2025, begins flight test in 2026 and flies first passengers in 2029.
Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15.3 billion euros in 2021, and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets.
Safran is listed on the Euronext Paris stock exchange and is part of the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indices.
Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 25 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 32,000 aircraft that operate around 80,000 landings daily.
For more information: https://www.safran-group.com and https://www.safran-landing-systems.com
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