Net zero carbon
We are achieving net zero carbon in Overture’s design, build, flight, and end-of-life recycling by reducing emissions and using renewables to power manufacturing. We are building for a future of 100% sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) by partnering with AIR COMPANY, who will provide 5 million gallons of AIRMADE™ SAF per year over the duration of the Overture flight test program. We are also participating in the Frontier program through our partnership with Watershed to accelerate permanent carbon removal across industries, taking another step toward our commitment to net zero by 2025.
Future-forward on SAF
We are driving 100% SAF via collaborations on approval and certification, and advocating for policies to help scale SAF in Washington, D.C. Our work with stakeholders facilitates SAF supply and our partnerships with airlines emphasize SAF use and net zero carbon Overture flights.
We are designing Overture to meet or exceed all current and anticipated noise rules to mitigate community noise impacts and will only fly supersonic over water to avoid sonic boom impacts over land. We are supporting the development of global environmental standards for supersonic airplanes at International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is the most promising solution for decarbonizing aviation. As one of the hardest to decarbonize sectors, aviation is responsible for 2-3% of global CO2 emissions.
SAF is an immediately available “drop-in fuel,” used without changing existing aircraft and infrastructure. It’s made from renewable feedstocks, like algae, waste oils, or forest residue—and even through direct carbon capture.
As a sustainable substitute for jet fuel, SAF can currently reduce carbon emissions by up to 80%, with future SAF technologies achieving truly net zero carbon operation.
Boom’s sustainability strategy is centered on leveraging and accelerating SAF solutions. Overture will be optimized to run on 100% SAF, and will be compatible with the next generation, truly net zero SAF of the future. Overture’s flight test program will be powered by AIR COMPANY’s AIRMADE™ SAF.