Boom Supersonic, the company building the world’s fastest airliner, today shared a progress update on the construction of the Overture Superfactory.
The Overture Superfactory is a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility located on a 62-acre campus at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Boom Supersonic Overture
Boom Supersonic’s Overture is a game-changer in the world of air travel. It’s not just about speed; it’s also about sustainability.
Overture can cruise at speeds twice as fast as today’s commercial planes while running on up to 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). It’s a remarkable blend of innovation and eco-consciousness.
A significant moment in the construction of the Overture Superfactory was the “topping out” ceremony. This symbolic event marked the placement of the final structural beam, completing the framework of the building.
With this accomplishment, Boom moved swiftly, finishing the decking atop the structure, erecting the metal side panels forming the walls, and laying the foundation with concrete flooring slabs.
The factory’s exterior has now begun to take shape, and the project is reportedly on schedule for its anticipated completion in 2024.
From Vision to Reality
Chris Taylor, the Vice President of Manufacturing at Boom Supersonic, expressed his satisfaction with the ongoing progress, stating, “We continue to be pleased with the progress on the Overture Superfactory, our final assembly line for Overture.”
He also recognized the dedication of the trade teams responsible for the Superfactory’s construction and emphasized its significance in building a sustainable supersonic future in the Piedmont Triad.
In 2022, Boom Supersonic selected the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, as the home for the Overture Superfactory.
Construction commenced in January 2023, and since then, Boom has been developing the campus in phases.
Their initial focus was on the final assembly line, where they will have the capacity to produce up to 33 Overture aircraft annually, with the potential to increase production to 66 per year with the addition of a second line.
The Overture Superfactory spans approximately 150,000 square feet, supplemented by an additional 24,000 square feet of office space.
A Hub for Aviation Innovation
Kevin Baker, the Executive Director of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, shared his vision: “Our vision for the Piedmont Triad International Airport is to become the hub for aviation innovation.”
He acknowledged Boom’s pivotal role in shaping the future of air travel and expressed pride in witnessing the Overture Superfactory materialize in their backyard.
Boom’s commitment to environmental sustainability extends to the construction of the Overture Superfactory. The building is designed to be LEED certified, aligning with Boom’s dedication to eco-friendly practices.
Boom has partnered with BE&K Building Group and their design collaborator, BRPH, to continue constructing the Overture Superfactory.
BE&K Building Group, with its extensive experience in aviation and aerospace, is committed to delivering disciplined teams of experts for this remarkable project.
Frank Holley, President and CEO of BE&K Building Group, expressed their honor in collaborating with Boom and their partners on this venture.
Milestones and Progress
Boom Supersonic made significant announcements during the Paris Air Show in July. They unveiled structural supplier agreements with Aernnova, Leonardo, and Aciturri for various components of Overture, further solidifying their commitment to excellence.
Additionally, they shared noteworthy milestones for Symphony™, the propulsion system for Overture.
This has included an expansion of their partnership with Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT), a business unit of Kratos, to assemble the initial production unit for ground test, flight test, and certification.
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