Boom Supersonic completes construction of first US supersonic airline factory

  • Boom Technology builds the first commercial supersonic airline factory in the US
  • It will produce the Boom Overture supersonic jet
  • The aircraft has the potential to revolutionize the aviation industry

Published on Jun 18, 2024 at 4:50 PM (UTC+4)
by Nalin Rawat

Last updated on Jun 19, 2024 at 5:48 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Boom Supersonic, the company that is planning to make commercial supersonic planes just completed the construction of their first airliner factory in the US.

It is the first US airliner factory to produce supersonic planes for commercial purposes.

Since the factory is scheduled to begin production of the aircraft in 2024, travelers might soon be able to experience traveling at the speed of sound.

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Boom Supersonic Overture Superfactory

The factory will produce the Boom Overture supersonic passenger jet, designed to fly at a cruising speed of Mach 1.7. 

It will be the only passenger aircraft to fly at supersonic speeds after the Concorde.

According to the company, they already have orders for 130 aircraft from major airlines such as American Airlines, Japan Airlines, and United Airlines. 

However, the Overture Superfactory will produce 33 aircraft annually, valued at over $6 billion.

Boom also plans to double this capacity and use the factory as an airline delivery center. 

Will supersonic jets replace conventional planes?

Boom Technology CEO predicts that supersonic planes will replace today’s jet airliners.

According to him, supersonic jets will be faster, sustainable, and more affordable.

The Boom Overture supersonic plane is capable of flying twice as fast as today’s commercial planes.

It can also run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel.

The opening of the newly completed supersonic airline facility follows the inaugural flight of XB-1 demonstrator aircraft.

The XB-1 supersonic jet was the first civilian aircraft to receive Special Flight Authorization to exceed Mach 1 from the FAA.

The company plans to use whatever it learns from the XB-1 aircraft and apply it to the Boom Overture.

However, they are not the only ones developing supersonic planes as NASA and Airbus are also developing their own.

With many airlines hoping to add supersonic jets to their fleet, we might get to see these planes quite soon.


Nalin Rawat

Nalin started his career by working with various national newspapers in India. He has also worked as a writer/editor for many popular websites, while still pursuing his journalism and mass communication degree. Working as a digital nomad has allowed him to inform and educate through his work. When he is not writing, you can find him playing video games or travelling the mountains on his bike.