Showing posts with label Boom. Show all posts
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21 November, 2023

Boom Supersonic and Latecoere ink supplier agreement for Overture and Symphony

Boom Supersonic has selected Latecoere to develop the complete electrical wiring interconnect system architecture of Overture, its supersonic commercial aircraft, as well as its Symphony engine.

 Boom Supersonic, the company building the world's fastest airliner, announced today it has selected tier-one aerospace leader Latecoere to join its growing network of global suppliers. As part of the agreement, Latecoere's engineering team in Toulouse, France will work with Boom engineers to define the complete electrical wiring interconnection system (EWIS) architecture, a key system for both Overture and Symphony.

The EWIS will comprise over 103 kilometers (64 miles) of wiring, requiring more than 45,000 electrical connections, guaranteeing optimal safety and system reliability for Overture and Symphony. Latecoere has proven expertise in complex aircraft development processes and methods, and Boom will leverage the company's industry leading harness architecture definition software stack.

25 August, 2023

Boom Supersonic advances flight preparations for XB-1

Key milestones completed as world’s first independently developed supersonic jet progresses towards first flight.

Boom Supersonic has announced it has completed several key milestones for XB-1, which is Boom’s technology demonstrator aircraft. XB-1 is said to leverage 60 years of progress in aircraft technologies like carbon fiber composites, advanced avionics, and digitally optimized aerodynamics to enable sustainable supersonic travel. 

Earlier this year, XB-1 was moved from the company’s hangar in Centennial, Colorado to the Mojave Air & Space Port in Mojave, California to continue preparations for flight. The aircraft has undergone extensive ground testing since arriving, including taxi testing this week. 

In addition to the ongoing testing, XB-1 recently received an experimental airworthiness certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), following a detailed aircraft inspection. Boom has also secured letters of authorization to allow Chief Test Pilot Bill “Doc” Shoemaker and test pilot Tristan “Gepetto” Brandenburg to fly XB-1. Additionally, letters of agreement with airspace authorities are in place allowing for flights of the aircraft over the Mojave desert. XB-1’s historic first flight will occur in the same airspace where Captain Charles “Chuck” Yeager first broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 and the Mach 3+, strategic reconnaissance SR-71 “Blackbird” first flew in 1964.  

XB-1 has provided the company with valuable learnings, including the development of a robust safety culture. In preparation for flight, Boom’s test pilots have completed hundreds of hours in the simulator for aircraft evaluation, operations development, training, and human factors assessments to achieve the highest levels of safety. The test pilots also maintain flight proficiency in a T-38 trainer aircraft, the same aircraft that will be used as a chase plane for all flight tests of XB-1. To further increase safety, the test pilots will use the T-38 to practice formation flying. 

21 June, 2023

Significant Overture advances says Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic, the company building the world's fastest airliner has announced this week at the Paris Air Show a number of significant advances on Overture, its sustainable supersonic aircraft.

It is planned that Overture will fly at twice the speed of today's airliners and is designed to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel.

Boom signed structural supplier agreements with Aernnova for Overture's wings, Leonardo for the fuselage and wing box, and Aciturri for the empennage. The three aerospace leaders join Boom's growing network of global suppliers which includes Safran Landing Systems, Eaton, Collins Aerospace, Flight Safety International, FTT, GE Additive, and StandardAero. Boom also revealed today, for the first time, Overture's full systems configuration as the aircraft program advances toward production.

"We are incredibly proud of the progress with Overture and Symphony from our global team of partners and suppliers who continue to operate at an accelerated pace toward the future of sustainable supersonic flight," said Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic. 

Boom's commercial order book stands at 130 aircraft, including both orders and pre-orders from major airlines such as United, American and Japan Airlines. Boom continues to advance with Northrop Grumman on a defence variant of Overture that will expand the total addressable market for supersonic aircraft. 

Overture systems configuration revealed

Boom also revealed a comprehensive look at the systems configuration for Overture. The schematics shared today highlight key systems inside Overture, including avionics, flight controls, hydraulics, fuel systems and landing gear—all designed and developed for optimal performance, efficiency, and safety. 

Among the major systems highlighted, Overture's fuel systems provide center of gravity control during subsonic and supersonic operations, enable sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) compatibility and supply fuel to the engines. Triple redundant hydraulic systems provide reliable power for flight controls and mechanical systems, and Overture's landing gear is compatible with international airport runways and taxiways—designed for takeoff and landing on over 600 routes around the world.

The all-composite aerostructures support Overture's contoured fuselage and gull wings for enhanced aerodynamic efficiency. Key systems leverage certified technologies, reducing program risk and maturing Overture through aircraft systems development. The company is on track to secure suppliers for the majority of major systems by the end of this year.

16 August, 2022

American Airlines goes supersonic....... American, the world’s largest airline, poised to have the world’s largest supersonic fleet with 20 new Boom Supersonic aircraft


American Airlines and Boom Supersonic today announced the airline’s agreement to purchase up to 20 Overture aircraft, with an option for an additional 40. American has paid a non-refundable deposit on the initial 20 aircraft. Overture is expected to carry passengers at twice the speed of today’s fastest commercial aircraft.

Boom Supersonic’s Overture would introduce an important new speed advantage to American’s fleet, which is currently the simplest, youngest and most efficient among U.S. network carriers. Under the terms of the agreement, Boom must meet industry-standard operating, performance and safety requirements as well as American’s other customary conditions before delivery of any Overtures.

“Looking to the future, supersonic travel will be an important part of our ability to deliver for our customers,” said Derek Kerr, American’s Chief Financial Officer. “We are excited about how Boom will shape the future of travel both for our company and our customers.”

Overture is being designed to carry 65 to 80 passengers at Mach 1.7 over water — or twice the speed of today’s fastest commercial aircraft — with a range of 4,250 nautical miles. Optimized for speed, safety and sustainability, Overture is also being designed to fly more than 600 routes around the world in as little as half the time. Flying from Miami to London in just under five hours and Los Angeles to Honolulu in three hours are among the many possibilities.

“We are proud to share our vision of a more connected and sustainable world with American Airlines,” said Blake Scholl, Founder and CEO of Boom. “We believe Overture can help American deepen its competitive advantage on network, loyalty and overall airline preference through the paradigm-changing benefits of cutting travel times in half.”

In July, Boom revealed the final production design of Overture, which is slated to roll out in 2025 and carry its first passengers by 2029.

26 January, 2022

Boom Supersonic Selects Greensboro, North Carolina for First Supersonic Airliner Manufacturing Facility

 Boom Supersonic, the company building the world's fastest and most sustainable supersonic airliner, today announced it has selected the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina as the site of its first full-scale manufacturing facility.

The Overture Superfactory will be a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, including the final assembly line, test facility, and customer delivery center for the Overture supersonic airliner. Carrying 65 to 88 passengers, Overture is capable of flying on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at twice the speed of today's fastest passenger jets.

"Selecting the site for Overture manufacturing is a significant step forward in bringing sustainable supersonic air travel to passengers and airlines," said Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic. "With some of the country's best and brightest aviation talent, key suppliers, and the state of North Carolina's continued support, Boom is confident that Greensboro will emerge as the world's supersonic manufacturing hub."

North Carolina offers Boom an optimal location for its manufacturing facility thanks to its strong aerospace workforce, which includes a large number of U.S. military veterans. North Carolina also affords good access to technical schools, providing Boom with a pipeline of skilled labor. The Piedmont Triad area is in close proximity to many tier-one aerospace suppliers, benefitting Boom as Overture production ramps. Additionally, the close proximity to the eastern seaboard facilitates supersonic flight testing over the Atlantic Ocean. Boom corporate headquarters remains just outside of Denver, Colorado.

The Overture Superfactory will be approximately 400,000 square feet and constructed on a 65-acre campus at the Piedmont Triad International Airport.

06 December, 2020

JetBlue and Boom Supersonic sign The Climate Pledge

During Web Summit 2020, Amazon and Global Optimism announced that Boom Supersonic and JetBlue were among a number of companies to sign up to The Climate Pledge, a commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.

Signatories to The Climate Pledge agree to:

Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis;
Implement decarbonization strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon-emission elimination strategies;
Neutralize any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040.

“By signing The Climate Pledge, companies around the world are making a bold commitment to help protect our planet from the devastating impacts of climate change,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO. “The transportation sector plays a critical role in accelerating our carbon reduction goals, and we welcome Boom, Cabify, JetBlue, Rivian, and Uber as they join us on the journey to net-zero carbon by 2040. The 18 companies who have signed The Climate Pledge so far are demonstrating leadership in the vital transition to a low-carbon economy that will help preserve the environment for future generations.”

Photo Boom Supersonic 
Boom is redefining commercial flight by bringing supersonic travel back to the skies. Boom’s historic airliner, Overture, is designed to industry-leading standards of speed, safety, and sustainability. In February 2020, the company announced that the test program for its XB-1 demonstrator will be carbon neutral, through the use of sustainable aviation fuels and high-quality, vetted carbon offsetting. Boom has also committed to making Overture a net-zero carbon aircraft in development, testing, and operation, and is a member of several organizations working to accelerate the adoption and supply of sustainable aviation fuels for the airline industry. In achieving its vision of making the world more accessible, Boom views speed and sustainability as compatible goals.

“In building the world’s fastest airliner, Boom is taking an all-encompassing approach to sustainability. Having made sustainability a company priority from day one, we have been able to build best practices of environmental protection into our programs since the beginning,” said Blake Scholl, Boom founder and CEO. “We are thrilled to join The Climate Pledge and to ensure that speed and sustainability are compatible with one another.”

02 December, 2020

Boom Supersonic Goes All-In on AWS

The aerospace company Boom, leverages AWS’s unmatched breadth and depth of services and proven infrastructure to design and manufacture the world’s fastest and most sustainable commercial aircraft

Amazon Web Services, part of the giant Amazon brand has announced this week that Boom Technology, Inc. the Denver-based aviation company that is bringing commercial supersonic flight back to the skies, is going all-in on AWS. 

Boom Supersonic is leveraging the world’s leading cloud to provide the company with the virtually unlimited compute power, storage, security, and comprehensive set of services that it will take to reinvent supersonic commercial travel. The company is designing the first supersonic airliner in decades, called Overture, which will roll out in 2025, and will fly more than 500 transoceanic routes in half the time. For example, Overture will take passengers from Tokyo to Seattle in four and a half hours. Since its inception, Boom has leveraged AWS’s unmatched portfolio of services to accelerate the design and construction of its aircraft, including XB-1 – the demonstrator aeroplane for Overture and the world’s first independently developed supersonic aircraft – which Boom unveiled on October 7, 2020.

09 October, 2020

Boom Supersonic Rolls Out XB-1 Aircraft with Flight Hardware Components 3D Printed by VELO3D

XB-1 will fly with 21 Titanium 3D-printed parts, primarily for critical engine operations in an extremely high-temperature environment

VELO3D, an innovator in digital manufacturing, today announced that Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 aircraft includes 21 flight hardware components that were manufactured by VELO3D’s Sapphire 3D metal printer. Unveiled today at Boom’s hangar in Centennial, Colorado, XB-1 marks a turning point in commercial viability for supersonic travel and demonstrates the power of additive manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, to enable innovation while accelerating product development.

04 August, 2020

Exploring sustainable supersonic flight - Rolls-Royce & Boom

Rolls-Royce is working with Boom Supersonic, an aerospace company that is building the world’s fastest civil aircraft, to explore a propulsion system for Overture, Boom's flagship supersonic passenger aircraft.

Boom is aiming to usher in a new era of supersonic passenger flight, utilising the latest aerospace technology and the aero-engine giant is looking to identify the propulsion systems that would complement Boom’s Overture airframe and will explore whether an existing engine design could be adapted for supersonic flight.

The two firms are working together and abide by the Rolls-Royce commitment to sustainability, ensuring that the benefits of supersonic flight can be felt while still achieving key environmental goals.

Can supersonic travel be sustainable?

16 May, 2019

Boom Supersonic and Dassault Systรจmes Partnership

Dassault Systรจmes confirmed this week that it will be working with Boom Supersonic accelerate the design and development of Overture, its Mach-2.2 commercial airliner, with its 3DEXPERIENCE.

Boom Supersonic is using Dassault Systรจmes’ “Reinvent the Sky” industry solution experience based on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to support product development from concept through manufacturing and certification. By using this industry-leading solution, Boom Supersonic can cut development time of its first prototype in half and improve product quality by reducing programme complexity, inefficiency, costs and resources, thus lowering the barriers to market entry.

05 January, 2019

More money for Boom - supersonic passenger jets getting a step closer

There's more money for Boom,  the Denver based aerospace startup is seeking to make supersonic air travel dramatically more accessible worldwide. Sunstone, a diversified capital management and investment firm based in Long Beach, California has announced its investment in the recently completed $100 million Series B raise by Boom Supersonic.  

“This new funding allows us to advance work on Overture, the world’s first economically viable supersonic airliner,” said Blake Scholl, chief executive officer and founder of Boom. “At Boom, our vision is to remove the barriers to experiencing the planet. Today, the time and cost of long-distance travel prevent us from connecting with far-off people and places. Overture fares will be similar to today’s business class—widening horizons for tens of millions of travellers. Ultimately, our goal is to make high-speed flight affordable to all.”

05 December, 2017

Virgin and Japan Airlines go Boom!

Virgin Atlantic and Japan Airlines are going boom!  Or rather they have expressed an interest in Boom, the US aerospace company that is hoping to build a “baby" Concorde.

The US company promises that supersonic flight for commercial passengers is going to be coming back, following a major investment from Japan Airlines.

Boom Technology has agreed to a special partnership with Japan Airlines, who are investing $10m that's around £7.4 million into the company and the airline is ordering 20 of the faster-than-the-speed-of-sound aeroplanes.  Blake Scholl, the founder of Boom, said the agreement was a “historic” milestone for the company and for supersonic passenger flight.

Boom believes it can make the economics of supersonic flight work by using new technology and designs and utilising JAL's experience. “JAL is the first airline in history to make a material financial commitment to a faster future,” Mr Scholl said. “Concorde had dozens of pre-orders — but none carried any financial commitment, and ultimately British Airways and Air France got their Concordes for just £1 apiece.”

Mr Scholl told media: “Decades ago, Concorde delivered a headline feature: speed. JAL is helping Boom deliver something further: a mainstream supersonic airliner, which is practical, reliable, and economic. Their decades of experience as a world-class operator, expertise in everything from passenger experience, to safety, to technical operations will help us build an airliner not just with marquee speed, but also with the practicality required to truly change the way millions travel.”