10.07.20

XB-1 Supersonic Rollout

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Supersonic returns

Join us here on October 7, 2020 to witness the historic rollout of Boom’s XB-1. As the world’s first independently developed supersonic jet, XB-1 is paving the way for the return of supersonic travel.

Welcome supersonic technology back to the world. Combining advanced aerodynamic design, carbon composite material, and high efficiency propulsion, XB-1 demonstrates the key technologies for safe, efficient, and sustainable supersonic flight.

The completion of XB-1’s assembly marks a turning point in commercial viability for supersonic travel. XB-1 leads the way for Overture development, by providing continual learnings for the program.

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See it here: XB-1 assembly

Speed: Building supersonic technology
A cruising speed beyond the sound barrier requires advanced aerodynamic design, propulsion, and materials. Read more
Safety: Defining a safety-first culture
Aggressive performance and capability testing is the standard for the organization principled in safety. Read more
Sustainability: Flying for a better future
To make widespread supersonic travel a reality, sustainability is integrated into every decision. Read more

XB-1 is the first step in bringing supersonic travel back to the world. Flights at twice the speed mean we can travel twice as farbringing more people, places, and cultures into our lives.

- Blake Scholl, Founder & CEO
06.20
Boom Hangar
05.20
Titanium panels are installed to the aft fuselage. Nearly every fastener hole here has been made using 3D printed drill blocks.
04.20
With the successful completion of XB-1’s wing install, the canoe-shaped fuselage begins to take the final shape of a supersonic aircraft.
03.20
The forward fuselage rests in the assembly cradle, where all final systems installations will take place.
02.20
The wings are officially closed and all internal systems are installed. The next step is for the wing structure to be tested and installed into the fuselage.
12.19
With a spectacular Colorado sunrise as their backdrop, Boom team members started the first phase in the bonding of XB-1's cockpit and nose landing gear into the fuselage skin: sanding with a grit blast. Work then moved into the hangar as bonding got underway.
12.19
From the balcony overlooking Boom's hangar floor, you can identify XB-1's nose, cockpit, main landing gear bay structure, wings & tooling for its nearly 50-foot forward fuselage.
11.19
XB-1 will be equipped with a forward-looking visual system to give our pilots maximum visibility from the cockpit. A center screen on the instrument panel displays real-time footage from cameras attached to the nose and landing gear.
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