American Airlines Places Order for 20 Boom Overture Supersonic Aircraft

August 16, 2022

Boom Overture Supersonic Jet

American Airlines announced today they have placed a non-refundable deposit for 20 Boom Supersonic aircraft that will carry passengers at twice the speed of current commercial jets.

American also has the option to purchase 40 more aircraft.

This new aircraft will introduce an important new speed advantage to American's fleet, which is currently the 'simplest, youngest and most efficient' among U.S. network carriers according to the airline.

Boom must meet industry-standard operating, performance and safety requirements as well as American's other customary conditions in order to deliver any Overtures.

“Looking to the future, supersonic travel will be an important part of our ability to deliver for our customers,” said Derek Kerr, American’s Chief Financial Officer. “We are excited about how Boom will shape the future of travel both for our company and our customers.”

Overture Will Carry a Smaller Capacity But Be MUCH Faster...

Overture is being designed to carry 65 to 80 passengers. It will be able to travel up to 4,250 nautical miles at a speed of Mach 1.7. This will make it twice as fast as the fastest commercial aircraft currently in use.

The new Overture aircraft is designed for speed, safety and sustainability. It will be able to fly more than 600 routes around the world in as little as half the time of other aircraft. For example, it can fly from Miami to London in just under five hours or Los Angeles to Honolulu in three hours.

“We are proud to share our vision of a more connected and sustainable world with American Airlines,” said Blake Scholl, Founder and CEO of Boom. “We believe Overture can help American deepen its competitive advantage on network, loyalty and overall airline preference through the paradigm-changing benefits of cutting travel times in half.”

Boom's first aircraft is set to roll out in 2025 and fly its first passengers in 2029.

A very exciting development that was delayed for years due to the Concorde disaster. We live in a time now where flyers will start demanding reduced travel times...and this is one of the solutions. It will be interesting too see if the Boom meets its production target.

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