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Boom Supersonic Completes Construction of Overture Superfactory

The state-of-the-art facility is the first supersonic airliner factory in the United States, set to produce Boom's groundbreaking supersonic airliner, Overture.

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Zac Aubert

Zac Aubert

Tue Jun 18 2024Written by Zac Aubert

On June 17, 2024, Boom Supersonic marked a significant milestone with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of its Overture Superfactory at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina.

The state-of-the-art facility is the first supersonic airliner factory in the United States, set to produce Boom's groundbreaking supersonic airliner, Overture.

“Construction of the Overture Superfactory represents a major milestone toward ensuring the United States’ continued leadership in aerospace manufacturing...Supersonic flight will transform air travel, and Overture provides a much-needed innovative alternative for airlines across the globe.” - Blake Scholl, Founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic

The Overture Superfactory, designed by BRPH and built by BE&K, is poised to lead a new era in aviation. The facility, which will be LEED certified, is projected to be at least 40% more energy efficient than similar manufacturing plants. It incorporates sustainable products, urban heat mitigation materials, high-efficiency LED lighting, and water conservation systems.

With a capacity to produce 33 Overture aircraft annually, valued at over $6 billion, the first assembly line is just the beginning. Boom plans to double this capacity, adding a second assembly line to produce 66 supersonic airliners each year.

The campus will also feature a delivery center where major airlines, including United, American, and Japan Airlines, will receive their supersonic aircraft.

The event was attended by notable figures, including North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper, who highlighted the state's historic aviation legacy and its readiness to support Boom's ambitious goals.

“As the state that was first in flight, North Carolina is excited to see Boom’s progress toward delivering the world’s first sustainable supersonic airliner...Our state has the skilled workforce, infrastructure, and perfect location to help Boom revolutionize air travel.” - North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper

“The Piedmont Triad region is an economic powerhouse, helping solidify North Carolina’s place as the top state for business. Boom’s Overture Superfactory, which will produce a paradigm-changing airliner, showcases the new and innovative projects that are bringing jobs and investment here,” - North Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger

The Overture Superfactory is expected to significantly boost the local economy, contributing more than $32 billion and creating 2,400 jobs over the next 20 years. The facility's construction comes on the heels of the inaugural flight of Boom's supersonic demonstrator aircraft, XB-1, which has received a Special Flight Authorization (SFA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to exceed Mach 1.

The XB-1's ongoing flight test program in Mojave, California, will validate its performance and handling qualities at supersonic speeds.

“We look forward to Boom’s success in its mission to bring back commercial supersonic flight and help the U.S. maintain its leadership in aviation innovation,- Paul Mengert, Chair of the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority

“North Carolina is well known for being ‘First in Flight’ – and with the completion of Boom’s Overture Superfactory, we’re also now first in supersonic flight...This is another major step forward in Boom’s vision for sustainable supersonic flight, and another step forward in North Carolina’s ‘First in Talent’ goal of providing a clean energy future that creates jobs, reduces harmful emissions, and protects our environment.” - N.C. Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders

“Boom Supersonic’s Overture Superfactory will bring good-paying jobs to the Sixth District, add billions to the state economy, and boost American global competitiveness through innovative, cutting-edge technology,...I’m thrilled to see North Carolina continue to live up to its rich aviation legacy with the first supersonic airliner factory in the United States.” - Congresswoman Kathy Manning (NC-06)

As Boom transitions to operationalizing the production floor, the focus will shift to designing and implementing assembly stations and finalizing processes for materials movement and drilling.

Partnering with Advanced Integration Technology (AIT), Boom will begin installing tooling, starting with an advanced test cell unit crucial for developing manufacturing processes and optimizing the assembly line.

The Overture Superfactory symbolizes a new chapter in aviation, promising to redefine air travel with faster, more efficient flights, and solidifying the United States' leadership in aerospace innovation.