COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
100% carbon neutrality
We are the first commercial aircraft manufacturer to incorporate sustainability into vehicle design from day one. Our approach extends from how we design and test our aircraft to how we operate our production facility and plan for aircraft end-of-life recycling.
“Our vision is to make the world more accessible. It’s fundamental that we take great care of it, too.”
Accelerating innovation with Rolls-Royce
“We’re committed to a net zero carbon future for all of our products, both existing and future. Supersonic travel and the technologies associated with it are part of that value proposition.”
--Simon Carlisle, Rolls-Royce Strategy Director for Civil Aerospace
The world’s fastest and most sustainable airliner
Maximized fuel efficiency
An aircraft’s fuel efficiency directly translates to how sustainably it operates. We’re applying lessons from XB-1 to ensure Overture’s design is maximized for sustainable performance.
Emissions and noise reduction
Overture’s fleet will be able to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuels. We are minimizing community noise impacts and Overture will blend in with the quietest of today’s long-haul fleet.
Our manufacturing process is built for resource efficiency. We repurpose tooling and utilize 3D printing to save material and resources.
Overture’s LEED-certified production facility will leverage clean electricity generation and facilitate waste-minimizing assembly.
Zero overland noise impacts
We’re designing Overture with noise-sensitive communities in mind, to meet or exceed all current and anticipated noise rules.
Design for recycling
We consider an aircraft’s entire lifecycle even before assembly begins. Overture is designed for ease of dismantling and minimization of waste.
Stories and news
Q&A with Boom’s sustainability advisor, Dr. Lourdes Maurice
Dr. Lourdes Maurice committed her life to defending the environment. Today she drives sustainability initiatives for supersonic travel at Boom. Read more
Boom and Rolls-Royce announce collaboration to advance Overture program
The two leaders of sustainability are exploring the pairing of a propulsion system with Boom’s supersonic airliner. Read more
Boom announces first fully carbon-neutral aircraft program
The next generation of airplanes will be fast, efficient, and eco-friendly. Read more