Boom Supersonic secures 20 aircraft orders from American Airlines

With a range of 4,250 nautical miles, Overture is designed to fly more than 600 routes around the world. At twice the speed of conventional aircraft, travel time from Miami to London could be reduced to as little as five hours.

“We believe Overture can help America deepen its competitive advantage on network, loyalty, and overall airline preference through the paradigm-changing benefits of cutting travel times in half,” said Blake Scholl, Founder and CEO of Boom, in the press release.

Apart from American Airlines, United Airlines has also placed an order for 15 supersonic jets with Boom, with an option to add another 35, The Verge reported.

Boom has also said that its supersonic aircraft is designed to be “net-zero carbon” and use 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). However, details of how the aircraft will achieve this are still under wraps.

The company’s XB-1 demonstrator is expected to fly this year, after a delay of five years. However, the company is confident that it will be able to conduct flight tests by 2026 and deliver operational aircraft by 2029.

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