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Boom Breaks Ground on Overture Superfactory in Greensboro, North Carolina

Boom has today celebrated the groundbreaking of the Overture Superfactory at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, marking a major milestone ahead of launching Overture production in 2024.

Artist's Rendering of the Boom Overture Superfactory in Greensboro, North Carolina - Courtesy Boom Supersonic

On Thursday (January 26, 2023), Boom celebrated the groundbreaking of their Overture Superfactory in Greensboro, North Carolina. The ceremony was attended by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and Senate Leader Phil Berger, and marks a major milestone ahead of Overture production, which is expected to start in 2024. Located at Piedmont Triad International Airport, the state-of-the-art Overture Superfactory will produce and assemble Overture, the company’s supersonic commercial airliner. Construction will take place throughout 2023, led by BE&K Building Group in partnership with the design firm BRPH, and the building will be LEED certified. The 62-acre site will also be home to a test facility and customer delivery center. Overture will carry 65-80 passengers, and has been designed to operate on 100 percent SAF, while traveling at twice the speed of today’s commercial airliners.

In Thursday’s announcement, Boom Supersonic’s President, Kathy Savitt, said,

“Today’s groundbreaking for the Overture Superfactory represents a significant step forward in building sustainable and accessible supersonic travel for the world. This milestone is a shared one and we are deeply appreciative of the input, leadership, and support of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, local community, and the state of North Carolina.”

Also commenting on the groundbreaking, BE&K Building Group’s President and CEO, Frank Holley, said,

“BE&K Building Group has delivered disciplined teams of experts providing decades of design and construction expertise to the aviation and aerospace sector. We are honored to team with Boom, our design partner BRPH, the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, and the project’s many other participants in the construction of the Overture Superfactory.”

North Carolina’s Governor, Roy Cooper, added,

“Building on our legacy of 'First in Flight,' North Carolina is ready to partner with Boom Supersonic in leading the way to a fast and clean aviation future. Our economy is taking flight with a talented workforce and strong infrastructure ready for these new, good-paying jobs in innovation and aerospace.”

Boom Supersonic Begins Construction on Overture Superfactory on Thursday, January 26, 2023 - Courtesy Boom Supersonic

Boom expects to employ over 2,400 team members at the Overture Superfactory by 2032, and recruiting is already underway. North Carolina economists project that Boom’s full manufacturing program will contribute at least $32.3 billion to the state’s economy over 20 years. Boom is also creating 200 internships for students in North Carolina’s public universities, community colleges and trade schools, to build the next generation of supersonic workers.

Source: Boom Supersonic


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