Boom is producing brand new commercial supersonic jetliners in order to bring more convenience to its air patrons by cutting the flight time in half or more for most of the flights.
In a CNET interview with Boom Supersonics’ CEO and founder, Blake Scholl, he brought up an example of how they will be able to cut the flight times in half.
“Overture will take you from New York to London in three and a half hours or San Francisco to Tokyo in six.” With the current flight vehicles that we have access to, it takes about 7 hours to get to London from Paris, and about 11 hours to go from San Francisco to Tokyo. Aside from cutting the air time in half, this new vehicle is going to eliminate the need to have any layovers in different countries and cities.
These airplanes are going to go by the name of “Overture”.
Even though the average consumer will only be concerned and excited about the flight time, however, it is important to note that this vehicle is going to operate carbon neutral. Regardless of whether it is bio-fuel or synthetic fuel, the company will be harvesting Carbon which is already in the atmosphere. This has the potential of being the biggest promise Boom has made.
This model airplane just like its older generation sibling, “Concord”, has gone through a lot of testing. Back when Boom was designing Concord, all the iterations had to be tested in the wind tunnel, but today, a lot of the tests can stimulate and run virtually.
Given the astronomic high speed of this aircraft, it does make a lot of loud noise. Therefore, the plan is to fly this aircraft mostly over the water, and slow down as it approaches land, and even then, the aircraft will be going about 95% of speed of sound.
Right when you think this airplane cannot possibly get any cooler. Boom Supersonics is actually partnering up with Rolls Royce in order to develop the overtures propulsion systems. The CEO has said that Rolls Royce is one of the only companies in history which has the experience and history of doing supersonic commercial engines. They also created the Olympus 593, which is what powered the Concord, the earlier model of the company, in the 70s.
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