United Airlines has entered a commercial agreement with Boom Supersonic to purchase 15 units of the latter’s Overture aircraft, with an option to purchase 35 more.
Boom is a new aircraft manufacturer that claims to build planes that can travel at Mach 1.7 (1,340mph) and will cut down travel time by almost half. The company has industrial collaborations with firms like Rolls Royce for engine sourcing, France’s Dassault Systems as well as clients like United Airlines.
The firm plans to begin deliveries of the Overture model by 2025, begin flight tests in 2026 and reach commercial flight operations by 2029. Notably, Boom uses 100pc sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which is sourced from recycled materials to power its supersonic jets.