Boom Supersonic has unveiled Symphony, a new propulsion system designed for its Overture supersonic airliner.

Boom also announced that it will be teaming with three companies to develop Symphony: Florida Turbine Technologies (FTT) for engine design, GE Additive for additive technology design consulting, and StandardAero for maintenance.

“Developing a supersonic engine specifically for Overture offers by far the best value proposition for our customers,” said Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic.

“Through the Symphony programme, we can provide our customers with an economically and environmentally sustainable supersonic airplane — a combination unattainable with the current constraints of derivative engines and industry norms.”

Bespoke design

Symphony will be a bespoke design leveraging proven technologies and materials to achieve optimal supersonic performance and efficiency, Boom said.

“United and Boom share a passion for making the world dramatically more accessible through sustainable supersonic travel,” said Mike Leskinen, president, United Airlines Ventures.

“The team at Boom understands what we need to create a compelling experience for our passengers, and we are looking forward to a United supersonic fleet powered by Symphony.”
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