Boom Supersonic Celebrates Completion of Overture Superfactory

Render of Boom Supersonic factory in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Image Credit: Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic, a company involved in supersonic flight development, has commemorated a significant milestone. A ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the official completion of the Overture Superfactory in Greensboro, NC.

The Overture Superfactory holds the distinction of being the first supersonic airliner factory in the United States.

Boom Supersonic has located the Overture Superfactory at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Overture: A New Supersonic Era

Overture, Boom’s supersonic marvel, boasts the capability of flying at twice the speed of conventional commercial airplanes. It achieves this whilst operating on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

This revolutionary aircraft promises to transform air travel, heralding a new supersonic era of flight.

Blake Scholl, Founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic, expressed his enthusiasm. “The construction of the Overture Superfactory represents a giant leap forward. It solidifies the United States’ leadership role within aerospace manufacturing.”

“Supersonic flight is poised to revolutionize air travel, and Overture provides a groundbreaking alternative for airlines worldwide.”

The Overture Superfactory’s initial assembly line boasts the impressive capacity to produce 33 Overture aircraft annually.

Boom’s vision extends to plans for a second construction, ultimately scaling production to a remarkable 66 supersonic airliners per year.

The Overture Superfactory campus will also house a dedicated delivery center. From here, airlines like United, American, and Japan Airlines will receive their state-of-the-art supersonic aircraft.

Render of Boom Supersonic factory in Greensboro, North Carolina.

North Carolina and Boom’s Supersonic Vision

Governor Roy Cooper of North Carolina chimed in, highlighting the state’s pivotal role. “As the cradle of flight, North Carolina is thrilled to witness Boom’s progress towards delivering the world’s first sustainable supersonic airplane.”

“Our state offers the ideal combination of a skilled workforce, robust infrastructure, and a strategic location to empower Boom in revolutionizing air travel.”

Economists in North Carolina predict that the full scope of Boom’s manufacturing program will contribute at least $32.3 billion to the state’s economy over the next two decades.

Boom’s Greensboro Superfactory will directly create over 2,400 jobs, further bolstering the state’s economic strength.

North Carolina Attracts Innovation

North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger emphasized the significance of the project.

“The Piedmont Triad region is an economic powerhouse, solidifying North Carolina’s position as a top state for business.”

“Boom’s Overture Superfactory, dedicated to producing a groundbreaking airliner, exemplifies the innovative projects that are attracting investment and jobs to our state.”

A Boom Supersonic XB-1 demonstrator jet prepares to take off
Photo Credit: Boom Supersonic

From XB-1 to Overture

This construction completion follows shortly after the inaugural flight of the XB-1, the supersonic demonstrator aircraft paving the way for Overture.

The flight testing program represents a significant milestone in the return of supersonic air travel. The XB-1 has secured a groundbreaking Special Flight Authorization (SFA) to Exceed Mach 1 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The XB-1 flight test program continues to progress in Mojave, California, and will provide crucial data on the aircraft’s performance and handling characteristics at supersonic speeds.

Render of a Boom Supersonic Overture supersonic flight jet at an airport.
Image Credit: Boom Supersonic

About Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic builds Overture, the world’s fastest airliner, prioritizing optimal speed, safety, and sustainability.

Boom’s Overture is designed to cruise at twice the speed of today’s airliners while running on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Boom has secured a promising order book for Overture, boasting 130 aircraft, including confirmed orders and pre-orders from industry giants like American Airlines, United Airlines, and Japan Airlines.

Render of a Overture on the runway.
Image Credit: Boom Supersonic

Furthermore, Boom collaborates with Northrop Grumman to explore government and defense applications of Overture.

The XB-1, a pioneering technology demonstrator aircraft from Boom Supersonic, became the world’s first independently developed supersonic jet. The XB-1’s successful maiden flight took place in Mojave, California, in March 2024.

Boom Supersonic is set to revolutionize air travel with the operational Greensboro Overture Superfactory and the ongoing success of the XB-1 flight test program. This paves the way for a new era of supersonic speed, efficiency, and sustainability.

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