To design and build XB-1, Boom recruited a team of experts from around the industry, forged relationships with key suppliers, and built a strong safety culture.
XB-1 is slated to fly for the first time in 2021 and will undergo a 100% carbon-neutral flight test programme. Boom’s innovations include developing one of the highest-efficiency civil supersonic engine intakes ever tested, demonstrating Boom’s ability to deliver a breakthrough in propulsive efficiency for Overture.
“Boom continues to make progress towards our founding mission—making the world dramatically more accessible,” said Blake Scholl, Boom founder and CEO. “XB-1 is an important milestone towards the development of our commercial airliner, Overture, making sustainable supersonic flight mainstream and fostering human connection.”
Boom’s XB-1 virtual rollout highlighted some of the plane’s features including:
At the same time, the company will finalise Overture’s propulsion system and conduct wind tunnel tests to validate aircraft design.
When XB-1 breaks the sound barrier in flight, Boom will be finalising the design of Overture, whose own rollout is on track for 2025.