Boom Supersonic, the company building the world's fastest airliner, announced today at the Paris Air Show significant advances on Overture, its sustainable supersonic aircraft, including milestones for its Symphony engine. Overture will fly at twice the speed of today's airliners and is designed to run on 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Boom signed structural supplier agreements with Aernnova for Overture's wings, Leonardo for the fuselage and wing box, and Aciturri for the empennage. The three aerospace leaders join Boom's growing network of global suppliers which includes Safran Landing Systems, Eaton, Collins Aerospace, Flight Safety International, FTT, GE Additive, and StandardAero. Boom also revealed today, for the first time, Overture's full systems configuration as the aircraft program advances toward production.
"We are incredibly proud of the progress with Overture and Symphony from our global team of partners and suppliers who continue to operate at an accelerated pace toward the future of sustainable supersonic flight," said Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic.
Boom's commercial order book stands at 130 aircraft, including both orders and pre-orders from major airlines such as United, American and Japan Airlines. Boom continues to advance with Northrop Grumman on a defense variant of Overture that will expand the total addressable market for supersonic aircraft.
Boom also revealed a comprehensive look at the systems configuration for Overture. The schematics shared today highlight key systems inside Overture, including avionics, flight controls, hydraulics, fuel systems and landing gear—all designed and developed for optimal performance, efficiency, and safety.
Among the major systems highlighted, Overture's fuel systems provide center of gravity control during subsonic and supersonic operations, enable sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) compatibility and supply fuel to the engines. Triple redundant hydraulic systems provide reliable power for flight controls and mechanical systems, and Overture's landing gear is compatible with international airport runways and taxiways—designed for takeoff and landing on over 600 routes around the world.
The all-composite aerostructures support Overture's contoured fuselage and gull wings for enhanced aerodynamic efficiency. Key systems leverage certified technologies, reducing program risk and maturing Overture through aircraft systems development. The company is on track to secure suppliers for the majority of major systems by the end of this year.