History’s first independently developed supersonic jet

XB-1 is paving the way for mainstream supersonic travel by demonstrating the key technologies for safe and efficient high-speed flight.

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OCTOBER 07, 2020

XB-1 supersonic rollout

Watch the complete rollout of Boom’s supersonic demonstrator, learn about the innovative technology behind supersonic travel, and enjoy presentations from Boom’s leaders, engineers, test pilots, and more.

The reveal

Skip to the best part. See XB-1 revealed for the first time.

Paving the way for faster travel

NASA astronauts Captain Robert "Hoot" Gibson and Major General Charlie Bolden discuss the historical significance of XB-1.

Training for supersonic speed

Leaders of Boom’s Flight Test team share a tour of the avionics lab and talk the rigors of first flight preparations.

Making the vision a reality

LinkedIn co-founder and early Boom investor, Reid Hoffman, and former CTO of Lockheed Martin and Boom advisor, Dr. Ray O. Johnson highlight the importance of XB-1 for the future of travel.

XB-1 up-close

Every feature of this aircraft is optimized for supersonic performance. Explore each of these key components.

Meet the team

Chief Engineer Greg Krauland shares a behind-the-scenes look at the design of XB-1.


VP of Programs & Operations

XB-1 Learnings for Overture

VP of Programs and Operations, Julie Valk, details the value of the XB-1 program for Overture’s continued development.

Looking forward: Flight Test

XB-1 is readied for the next chapter in Mojave, California.

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