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Boom Supersonic Completes Overture Superfactory Construction

Boom Supersonic celebrated the completion of their Overture Superfactory at Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, May 17, 2024.  This is the first U.S. supersonic airliner factory.


Boom Supersonic Celebrates The Completion of Their Overture Superfactory With a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Monday, June 17, 2024 - Courtesy Boom Supersonic

On Monday (June 17, 2024), Boom Supersonic announced the completion of construction of their Overture Superfactory, which is located at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The milestone occasion was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony, and the state-of-the-art assembly line is where Boom will build their supersonic airliner, Overture.  This is the first-ever supersonic airliner factory in the U.S. 


In Monday’s announcement, Boom Supersonic’s Founder and CEO, Blake Scholl, said,


“Construction of the Overture Superfactory represents a major milestone toward ensuring the United States’ continued leadership in aerospace manufacturing. Supersonic flight will transform air travel, and Overture provides a much-needed innovative alternative for airlines across the globe.”


Also commenting on the completion of the Overture Superfactory, Piedmont Triad Airport authority’s Chairman, Paul Mengert, said,


“We look forward to Boom’s success in its mission to bring back commercial supersonic flight and help the U.S. maintain its leadership in aviation innovation.  We’re grateful for our partnership with the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, elected leaders, and the local community who will continue to give Boom a warm welcome to the Triad.”


The Overture Superfactory’s first assembly line has the capacity to build 33 Overture aircraft annually, valued at over $6.0 billion.  The company also plans on introducing a second line, which will double output to 66 Overtures per year.  The facility also includes a delivery center where customers including United Airlines, American Airlines and Japan Airlines will receive their new supersonic jets.  Over the next 20 years, the Overture Superfactory is expected to contribute over $32 billion to the North Carolina economy, while creating approximately 2,400 jobs.


Boom Supersonic's Overture Assembly Line - Courtesy Boom Supersonic


Boom Supersonic Overture Rendered in United Airlines' Livery - Courtesy Boom Supersonic

With construction complete, Boom will now focus on designing and implementing assembly stations, and finalizing processes for materials movement and drilling.  In partnership with the tooling supplier, Advanced Integration Technology (AIT), Boom will also begin procuring and installing tooling, starting with an advanced test cell unit.  This will be used to develop manufacturing processes, optimize line flow, and prepare team members for Overture production.  Monday’s ribbon cutting follows the recent inaugural flight of the XB-1 demonstrator aircraft.  The XB-1 has received a first-of-its-kind Special Flight Authorization (SFA) to exceed Mach 1 from the FAA, and testing continues in Mojave, California to confirm the aircraft’s performance and handling qualities up to and through supersonic velocities.

 

 

Source: Boom Supersonic

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