- Boom Supersonic, an aerospace startup, hopes to resurrect faster than the speed of sound commercial aviation travel across the Atlantic, not seen since the EAST Concorde flown in the 1970's by British Airways and Air France.
The Boom Overture is expected to fly 65 passengers from New York to Tokyo in just over three-and-one-half hours, Newark to Frankfurt in four hours and, eventually, San Francisco to London in six hours.
You know our ultimate goal is high speed flight for everybody, said Blake Scholl, CEO and founder of Boom.
To make the fastest flight I will also be the most affordable that is what we are going to see happen here. Subsonic flight is going to displace supersonic flight as the best way for everyone to travel over long distances?
Boom is building a 1 3 scale prototype of the aircraft and hopes to work with test flights next year. The company also plans to break ground for a factory for Overture in 2022, with airplanes rolling off assembly line in 2025, followed by the first passenger flights in 2029.
Scholl says the plane will run 100% sustainable fuel, built from carbon removed from the atmosphere.
United Airlines has a provisional agreement with Boom Supersonic to acquire 15 of its as-yet undeveloped aircraft, with an option to acquire 35 more.