Ben Murphy combines his passion for supersonic propulsion systems and the environment as Boom’s Vice President of Sustainability. Prior to this role, Ben’s career at Boom has been dedicated to propulsion system design, analysis, and testing, with an eye towards sustainability. He led operability and performance testing of the J85 engine used in XB-1, including testing using >50% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) blends and continues to lead Boom’s SAF and net zero strategies.
Ben represents Boom on the International Civil Aviation Organization Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (ICAO/CAEP) WG1 and WG3, supporting noise and emission standards. He also serves as the chair for the Aerospace Industry Association (AIA) Supersonic Subcommittee, working with the broader industry to identify and promote common sustainability goals. Ben supports a number of supersonic research efforts including university efforts through the FAA’s Aviation Sustainability Center (ASCENT).
Before joining Boom in 2017, Ben worked at GE Aviation supporting flight tests and supersonic engine development, including engines used on the F-15, F-16, and new programs.
Ben holds a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Outside of work, he can be found in the mountains, skiing and rock climbing.