Boom’s commitment to sustainability
Boom is the first commercial aircraft manufacturer to incorporate sustainability into vehicle design from day one. Our holistic approach encompasses how we test our aircraft, design our production facility, plan for aircraft end-of-life recycling, and more.
100% carbon neutral
100% carbon-neutral XB-1 test program, both on the ground and in the air.
Partnerships with alternative fuel companies, the first of which was Prometheus Fuels to pre-buy low-carbon jet fuel and encourage development and scaling of low-carbon jet fuel technology.
Dedicated team, including a Head of Sustainability, to interface across the company, ensuring environmental considerations are part of key decisions at Boom.
“Our vision is to make Earth more accessible. It’s fundamental that we take great care of it, too.”
-- Blake Scholl, Founder & CEO
To build a sustainable supersonic airplane, Boom includes environmental and social considerations in every step of the program.
Sustainable aviation fuels
We successfully tested XB-1’s engines using alternative fuels, and we’ve partnered with Prometheus Fuels to deliver low-carbon fuel during the XB-1 program.
Efficient prototyping and tooling
We leverage 3D printing to reduce research and development costs, enabling Boom to avoid materially-wasteful, transport-intensive design iteration.
Planning for a LEED-certification
Work is well underway to plan and design a LEED-certified production facility that takes advantage of clean electricity generation.
We drive towards the most resource-efficient path, which often includes repurposing tooling for new applications. After creating XB-1's wing skins, we repurposed the carbon laminating tools into vacuum assembly fixtures.
Long before assembling the first Overture, we’re incorporating “design for recycling” principles into the aircraft, considering ease of dismantling among other strategies to minimize the waste generated after the airplane’s useful life.
A dedicated sustainability team
Our team brings decades of experience building sustainability organizations and helping shape strong environmental regulation.