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.
Latecoere’s engineering team in Toulouse, France will work with Boom engineers on the complete electrical wiring interconnection system (EWIS) architecture, a key system for both the Overture aircraft and Symphony engine.
64 miles of wiring
Involving 64 miles of wiring in one aircraft, this technical partnership marks a further step forward in the development of Boom’s ambitious Overture and Symphony projects.
Latecoere, a renowned aerospace engineering force based in Toulouse, France, will play a pivotal role in shaping the complete electrical wiring interconnection system (EWIS) architecture for both Overture and Symphony.
This partnership solidifies Latecoere’s position as a major player in the complex world of aircraft development.
Unraveling the EWIS Architecture
The heart of this collaboration lies in the intricate design of the EWIS, a system that encompasses a staggering 103 kilometers (64 miles) of wiring and boasts over 45,000 electrical connections.
This intricate network is the backbone, ensuring optimal safety and unwavering reliability for the Overture and Symphony projects.
Latecoere’s expertise, particularly in harness architecture definition software, adds a layer of sophistication to the development process.
Boom Supersonic Comments
Kathy Savitt, President, and Chief Business Officer of Boom Supersonic, expressed her confidence in the partnership, stating,
“Among the major aerostructures and systems suppliers announced for Overture, Latecoere brings tremendous experience in developing and manufacturing certifiable EWIS and advanced aircraft technologies.”
This collaboration underscores Boom’s commitment to assembling a roster of world-class suppliers to propel sustainable supersonic air travel into reality.
A Legacy of Innovation
Latecoere’s CEO, Greg Huttner, highlighted the company’s historical significance, saying, “Latecoere is proud to support Boom with unique EWIS design engineering capabilities, in the development of the world’s fastest airliner.”
“We are one of the founders of the aerospace industry and are determined to continue supporting the development of next-generation flight with Boom.”
Progress Towards Production
Boom Supersonic is steadily advancing towards production, securing critical suppliers for both Overture and Symphony.
At the Paris Air Show in June 2023, Boom unveiled a comprehensive look at the systems configuration for Overture, showcasing advancements in avionics, flight controls, hydraulics, fuel systems, and landing gear—all meticulously designed for optimal performance, efficiency, and safety.
Symphony, the leading-edge engine designed to power Overture, is also making significant strides in its development.
The Conceptual Design Review (CoDR) engineering milestone has been successfully reached, paving the way for Symphony’s first hardware rig tests scheduled for 2024.
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