Video: Boom Supersonic begins superfactory construction

27 January 2023

Supersonic aircraft startup Boom has started construction on its Overture Superfactory at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The factory is part of Boom’s plans to launch its first supersonic aircraft, dubbed Overture, in 2024.

The superfactory will produce and assemble the supersonic aircraft that will be used as commercial airliners capable of carrying 65 to 80 passengers and can fly on 100% sustainable aviation fuel at about twice the speed of normal passenger jets.

Location, location, location

The location will be on a 62-acre site that will be home to a test facility and customer delivery center for the Overture supersonic aircraft.

Boom said it chose the Greensboro location due to:

  • A large area of workforce of skilled workers.
  • Access to universities, colleges and technical schools.
  • Home to several aerospace suppliers.
  • Proximity to the Atlantic Ocean for test flights of Overture.

When completed, the factory is expected to employ more than 2,400 workers and will add about $32.3 billion in revenue to North Carolina over the next 20 years. It will also create more than 200 internships for students in the area.

"Building on our legacy of 'First in Flight,' North Carolina is ready to partner with Boom Supersonic in leading the way to a fast and clean aviation future," said Roy Cooper, governor of North Carolina. "Our economy is taking flight with a talented workforce and strong infrastructure ready for these new, good-paying jobs in innovation and aerospace."

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