Vision of Supersonic Flight
As part of ‘The Future of Travel,’ the world’s fastest passenger aircraft will transform travel to, from, and through the Middle East
Boom Supersonic (Boom) was founded with the purpose of
removing barriers to experiencing the planet. To realize this vision, Boom is
building a Mach-2.2 airliner — the fastest civil aircraft ever made — capable of
operating economically at current subsonic business-class fares. Boom’s airliner
will fly 2.6 times faster than today’s commercial aircraft.
Earlier this year, Boom debuted its supersonic passenger airliner, slated to
enter service in 2023, to audiences in the Middle East. Boom’s mission
complements the United Arab Emirates’ strategy of embracing new and innovative
transportation solutions — and the UAE is ideally positioned to become a
supersonic hub connecting Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
In June, Boom participated in the Paris Air Show, announcing 76 orders for its
airliner. At the same time, the manufacturer unveiled the newest design of its
XB-1 supersonic demonstrator aircraft, which is slated to fly in late 2018.
“The Gulf is home to the world’s most elevated airline experiences,” said Blake
Scholl, Boom’s founder and chief executive officer. “This year’s theme in Dubai
is ‘The Future of Travel;’ supersonic flight is the biggest leap forward since
the jet, removing time barriers and allowing passengers to make business and
leisure trips to destinations that otherwise would have been too far. We’re
excited to be here sharing our progress toward a faster future.”
On Boom’s supersonic airliner, a trip from Dubai to Sydney shrinks from 15 hours
to just over 8, enabling a weekend holiday in Australia. Passengers traveling to
London save 5 hours round-trip, enabling a day trip from Dubai to London.
Boom Supersonic is a Denver-based company dedicated to removing the barriers to
experiencing the planet, starting by building a Mach-2.2 airliner economical
enough to operate with business-class fares. Boom is backed by venture capital
firms including 8VC, RRE, Lightbank, Y Combinator, and Caffeinated Capital, as
well as angel investors including Sam Altman, Paul Graham, and Greg McAdoo.
more information, please visit https://boomsupersonic.com/