Boom Supersonic has announced it has broken ground on its factory, where Overture will be produced from 2024.
Boom Supersonic aims to build the world’s fastest airline, hoping to have it enter service by 2029. The factory, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, had already been chosen for the home.
A 62-acre campus at Piedmont Triad International Airport will see the final assembly line, test facility, and customer delivery centre installed.
Today’s groundbreaking for the Overture Superfactory represents a significant step forward in building sustainable and accessible supersonic travel for the world. This milestone is a shared one and we are deeply appreciative of the input, leadership, and support of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, local community, and the state of North CarolinaKathy Savitt, President of Boom Supersonic.
Boom Supersonic says that 2,400 workers will eventually be hired by 2032 to work in the factory. The aircraft will have spent three years in service per Boom’s optimistic timeline by 2032.
2022 was an important year for Boom, signing strategic partnership deals with companies. Meanwhile, at the 2022 Farnborough Airshow, they revealed a radical design change that saw the aircraft gain an extra engine and several other adjustments.
Despite ground-breaking on the facility, Boom is still up against the odds to create Overture. Its XB-1 demonstrator was scheduled for its first flight in the mid-to-late 2010s. However, in 2023, that seemingly isn’t taking place. Further questions surround whether following the radical design change data collected from the XB-1 would also be relevant.
Boom Supersonic has thus far received commitments from American Airlines, United Airlines and Japan Airlines, to name a few.