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World’s first independently developed supersonic jet records first flight

A big day for Boom!
  • The Boom XB-1 is the first independently developed supersonic jet
  • The XB-1 test flight, conducted at the Mojave Air & Space Port, was a resounding success
  • Blake Scholl, the visionary CEO and founder of Boom, expressed his excitement and pride in this momentous occasion

Published on Apr 5, 2024 at 3:53PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 5, 2024 at 7:47PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood

In the world of aviation, Boom recently soared to new heights with its groundbreaking XB-1 supersonic jet.

This sleek aircraft, a result of years of dedicated innovation, recently completed its first successful test flight, marking a monumental achievement in the realm of high-speed air travel.

The XB-1 test flight, conducted at the Mojave Air & Space Port, was a resounding success, surpassing expectations with flying colors.

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Reaching speeds of up to 238 knots (equivalent to 273 miles per hour) and soaring to an altitude of over 7,000 feet, the XB-1 showcased its remarkable capabilities and potential for supersonic jets developed individually.

OK, it’s hardly supersonic speed, but these are baby steps towards a much bigger goal.

Blake Scholl, the visionary CEO and founder of Boom, expressed his excitement and pride at this momentous achievement.

He remarked, “Today, XB-1 took flight in the same hallowed airspace where the Bell X-1 first broke the sound barrier in 1947.

“I’ve been looking forward to this flight since founding Boom in 2014, and it marks the most significant milestone yet on our path to bring supersonic travel to passengers worldwide.”

The specifications of the XB-1 further highlight its impressive performance and technological supremacy.

With a maximum airspeed of 238 knots, a minimum time in the air of 12 minutes, and an altitude capability of 7,120 feet, the XB-1 is truly a marvel of engineering.

The XB-1’s sleek design, spanning 62.6 feet from nose to tail, and its powerful thrust of 12.3 thousand pounds show how Boom is working hard to make planes better.

The XB-1 isn’t just the world’s first independently developed supersonic jet; it shows how we’ll zoom through the skies in future – if everything goes as expected.

As Boom keeps tweaking and perfecting the XB-1, an even dreamier plane called the Overture is on the horizon.

Boom’s team is like a squad of aviation superheroes, working their magic to shake up the aviation scene big time.

This test flight is just the beginning; their plans for the future are as vast and they’ll be hoping for their jets to one day conquer the skies.

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