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Boom Supersonic completes construction of Overture Superfactory

Boom Supersonic marked the completion of the Overture Superfactory in Greensboro, North Carolina. Located at the Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), this facility is the first supersonic airliner factory in the United States. 

The Overture Superfactory will produce Boom’s Overture supersonic passenger jet, which is designed to seat between 64 and 80 passengers and fly up to 4,250 nautical miles (7,867 kilometers) at a cruising speed of Mach 1.7. The factory is scheduled to begin production of the Supersonic Transport (SST) aircraft in 2024.  

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

The factory can produce 33 aircraft annually, valued at over $6 billion, with plans to double this capacity. It will also serve as an airline delivery center. 

According to the company, its order book stands at 130 aircraft, including orders and pre-orders from major airlines such as American Airlines, Japan Airlines and United Airlines. 

On March 22, 2024, Boom Supersonic successfully tested the XB-1 at subsonic speeds. During that test, conducted at the Mojave test ground in California, the aircraft reached an altitude of 7,120 feet and speeds of up to 238 knots (273 miles per hour).  

The following month, the manufacturer received a Special Flight Authorization (SFA) from the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct supersonic flight tests.  

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