Aerospace

Boom completes construction on first US supersonic aircraft factory

18 June 2024
An artist rendering of the Boom Supersonic Overturn Superfactory in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Boom Supersonic has completed construction on what it claims is the first supersonic airliner factory in the U.S.

Called Overture Superfactory, the facility, built in Greensboro, North Carolina, will build Overture, a supersonic aircraft capable of flying twice as fast as commercial airplanes using 100% sustainable aviation fuel.

The first assembly line has a capacity to produce 33 Overture supersonic aircraft per year. Boom plans to build an additional assembly line that will scale production to 66 airlines annually. The campus will also include a delivery center where United Airlines, American Airlines and Japan Airlines will receive their supersonic aircraft.

Construction of the factory began in early 2023 and the next steps will be to focus on operationalizing the production floor with the company beginning to procure and install tools into the Superfactory. The first piece of equipment to be installed is the advanced test cell that will be used to:

  • Develop manufacturing processes
  • Optimize assembly line
  • Prepare staff for Overture production

North Carolina said the Superfactory will generate at least $32.3 billion for the state over the next 20 years with the facility directly adding more than 2,400 jobs.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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