Boom Overture’s Superfactory set for completion this year

  • Construction on the Boom Overture Superfactory began last year 
  • The facility is on track to open this year 
  • The site will produce Boom’s Overture supersonic planes  

Published on Jun 06, 2024 at 12:03 PM (UTC+4)
by Claire Reid

Last updated on Jun 06, 2024 at 4:19 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Boom Technology will be opening doors on its brand-new ‘superfactory’ – where the supersonic Overture plane will be built – this year.

The Overture Superfactory will be a state-of-the-art plane manufacturing facility situated on a 62-acre site at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Work began on the facility in January last year, with the company giving an update on how things are going at the Paris Air Show later that year. 

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Superfactory’s completion is ‘on track’

Boom founder and CEO Blake Scholl said: “The first assembly line here at the Superfactory campus is designed to produce up to 33 aircraft per year.

“We have plans on this campus for a second assembly line, which will allow us to double production to a rate of 66 aircraft per year.

“Construction as we sit here today is well underway.

“It’s on track to be complete in the middle of next year.”

In an update last month, Kevin Baker, Executive Director of Piedmont Triad International Airport, said: “Boom is on the leading edge of returning supersonic commercial passenger service.

“And such innovative, imaginative aerospace companies that will define the next century of aviation are precisely the type of partner we want on the airport.”

The site will build Boom Overture planes

The cutting-edge facility will be creating Boom’s supersonic Overture planes. 

The new jets have been dubbed a successor to Concorde and are capable of flying at Mach 1.7 with a range of 4,250 nautical miles.

This means the Boom Overture can theoretically fly from New York City to Europe and back on a ‘tank’.

Mach 1.7 is equivalent to 1,300 mph or 2,090 km/h.

Impressive stuff, right?

Not only that – but the company says its Overture jet is as green as they come.

An important factor when it comes to travel, with one expert noting that the reason we haven’t seen a supersonic commercial flight since Concorde is because attitudes towards energy consumption have shifted. 

This isn’t a problem for Boom’s Overture as the company says it is – on average – 80 percent more efficient than your average airliner, and its Symphony engine is ‘Optimized for 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for net zero carbon operation’.

Boom also recently recorded the first-ever test flight for its groundbreaking XB-1 supersonic jet.

Exciting times are ahead.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist who hails from the UK but is now living in New Zealand. She began her career after graduating with a degree in Journalism from Liverpool John Moore’s University and has more than a decade of experience, writing for both local newspapers and national news sites. Across her career she's covered a wide variety of topics, including celebrity, cryptocurrency, politics, true crime and just about everything in between.