‘Son of Concorde’ company’s superfactory will produce 33 supersonic aircraft a year

  • Commercial supersonic flights are close to becoming a reality
  • Boom Supersonic is leading the way with its incredible superfactory
  • This is where its Overture jet will be produced

Published on Jun 11, 2024 at 3:23 PM (UTC+4)
by Andie Reeves

Last updated on Jun 14, 2024 at 1:53 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Tom Wood

Boom Supersonic is spearheading the return of supersonic flight – and many just hope that it would hurry up and get here, already.

Its first airliner, Overture, will be able to reach New York from London in 3.5 hours.

This ‘Son of Concorde’ will be produced in the company’s new superfactory, which is set to be finished by the end of the year.

Once complete, it will turn out an impressive amount of supersonic aircraft every year, totally revolutionizing air travel as we know it.

READ MORE: How a British Concorde ended up living in a Seattle museum

Boom Supersonic’s factory will eventually double in size, producing 66 supersonic planes a year.

As it prepares for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the end of 2024, factory construction is ramping up.

The company has shared photos and renders of what the assembly line and the planes it will produce will look like, and it’s undeniably exciting.

How Boom Supersonic is pioneering the revival of supersonic flight

Even 20 years after its last flight, the world remains fascinated with Concorde and its incredible speeds.

A new generation of companies are tackling why these iconic jets were retired, from fuel usage to noise pollution.

Leading the charge is Boom Supersonic, which has already completed successful test flights of Overture.

It recently received a first-of-its-kind approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to exceed Mach 1 during test flights.

The fully developed plane will take its first flight in 2026 and will be carrying passengers by 2029.

Its cruising speed will be Mach 1.7, which is a touch slower than Concorde’s Mach 2 but twice as fast as today’s commercial aircraft.

Overture will carry 64-80 passengers with a range of 4,250 nautical miles.

It addresses some of Concorde’s shortcomings by using sustainable aviation fuel and using four engines to decrease noise.

The progress of the Overture Superfactory

The home of the Overture Superfactory is in North Carolina.

The campus is being built in sections, starting with the assembly line that spreads over 150,000 feet.

This assembly line will produce 33 aircraft a year, and once the second assembly line is built the production will double to 66 jets.

So far the factory’s lights, office, and building signage have been completed.

This will be the site where essential technology like advanced aerodynamics and carbon fiber composites will be tested.

The company’s CEO pledged to have the Superfactory up and running by the end of 2024.

130 aircraft have already been ordered by airlines such as American Airlines and United Airlines.

Meaning we could be able to book a flight on Overture in the next few years.

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Andie Reeves

Andie is a content writer from South Africa with a background in broadcasting and journalism. Starting her career in the glossy pages of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire, Andie has a broad portfolio, covering everything from sustainability solutions to celebrity car collections. When not at her laptop Andie can be found sewing, recording her podcast, taking board games too seriously or road-tripping in her bright green Kia.