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Boom Supersonic has revealed that it will roll out its jet demonstrator, XB-1, already on 7 October, 2020. The XB-1 will demonstrate key technologies for Overture, Boom’s commercial supersonic airliner.
The demonstrator features such critical technologies as advanced carbon fiber composite construction, computer-optimized high-efficiency aerodynamics, and an efficient supersonic propulsion system.
XB-1 is the first step in bringing supersonic back to the world,” said Blake Scholl, Boom founder and CEO. “With XB-1, we’re demonstrating that we are prepared to bring back supersonic.
We’re ensuring that the supersonic future is safe and environmentally and economically sustainable. We’ve learned that the demand for supersonic has grown even faster than we anticipated.”
XB-1 is the first aircraft program to announce a 100% carbon-neutral flight test program. XB-1 will begin its test program later this year and is slated for first flight in 2021.
Boom’s commercial aircraft, Overture, will be the fastest and most sustainable supersonic airliner, flying twice as fast as any commercial airplane today.